October 27, 2021

US Navy testing aerial laser

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The US Navy is testing an aerial laser that can detect underwater mines, and it could change naval warfare By Kris Osborn, Warrior Maven From Business Insider The US Navy used an MH-60S helicopter-mounted laser system to scan and detect underwater mine-like targets during the ongoing multi-national Rim of the Pacific exercise, marking the first […]

The Navy is looking at an unmanned helicopter to make its newest ships more lethal — and it just passed the first test

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By Christopher Woody From Business Insider The Navy recently completed initial testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter capable of carrying three times as much payload as an earlier version. The Navy hopes to deploy the MQ-8C aboard littoral combat ships, augmenting their limited range and firepower. More testing is needed however, and […]

The Pentagon got caught trying to hide embarrassing cost overruns on Navy ships

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  By Paul Szoldra From Business Insider If the data you need to release to the public is potentially embarrassing, there’s always classification review to the rescue. The US Government Accountability Office deleted details of cost overruns on two of the Navy’s littoral combat ships from a report on shipbuilding contracts, at the request of the Defense […]

A fourth US Navy littoral combat ship has broken down in the span of a year

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By Hope Hodge Seck, Military.com From Business Insider The littoral combat ship USS Coronado is returning to Pearl Harbor from the Western Pacific after experiencing an engineering casualty earlier Tuesday, officials with the Navy’s Third Fleet confirmed. The incident comes just days after the Navy acknowledged that another littoral combat ship, the USS Freedom, had […]