Ships

Hornet from Nimitz strikes ISIS

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A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet struck Islamic State positions in Iraq late last month, the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years that a...

Subs: dollars, strategic and nightmares

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The argument for subs lies within the fundamental call on any nation: defend the realm and protect the currency (proving the oldest-profession status of...

Record warplanes on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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More warplanes than ever before have embarked on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ahead of exercises in the North Sea, Forces Net...

Steel cat Brisbane comes up to speed

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Guided Missile Destroyer HMAS Brisbane recently stretched her legs off the coast of Sydney, to conduct a full power trial, Navy Daily reports. A power...

US thinking about extending Nimitz class

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The Navy is considering an extension of the service lives of the first few aircraft carriers in the Nimitz-class, the head of the service’s...

US says to China: build that carrier

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China’s pursuit of more aircraft carriers validates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to building more American aircraft carriers in the future, the U.S. admiral in...

Autonomous systems to sustain undersea advantage

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By Bryan Clark, Seth Cropsey & Timothy A. Walton, Hudson Institute Submarines have posed a challenge to naval forces for more than a century, enabling weaker...

Ships to be powered by hydrogen and ammonia: IEA

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In the future, from about 2050 onward, the world shipping fleet will likely be powered by ammonia and hydrogen, says the International Energy Agency. The...

Post Attack class nuclear option

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By Graeme Dobell* Submarines are so vital to Australia that two of our past prime ministers have publicly pointed to the nuclear-powered option. Shifting from the...

Admiral describes carriers’ big future

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The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers will be prepared to fight at extended ranges well into the future, the service’s director of air warfare said,...