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In what feels like a Déjà vu moment, the U.S. Navy has decided to ditch its electromagnetic railgun weapons system. Back in 2018, we reported on a Chinese warship spotted with its own railgun after the Navy scrapped the idea then. Now, the railgun has seemingly been tossed once more in favor of hypersonic missiles in... Read more...
The U.S. Navy has come to a conclusion that many drivers of modern vehicles would agree with; adding touchscreen interfaces for controls can often makes things more complicated. The U.S. Navy has now found out after an investigation into the aftermath of a fatal USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) accident that sailors aboard... Read more...
The United States Navy commissioned its newest fast attack submarine, the USS Colorado, over the weekend during a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. As one one would expect, the USS Colorado is a marvel of undersea technology and design. What you probably did not expect, however... Read more...
The U.S. Navy has spent half a billion dollars working to perfect a new type of projectile weapons technology that could be used in current and future naval ships. That gun is the railgun, which has always sounded like something out of a video game or science fiction. Unfortunately, it looks as though the project is... Read more...
We’re used to hearing about civilians having their personal information compromised on a regular basis. However, it should be noted the U.S. military isn’t immune to such tomfoolery, as the Navy announced this week (right before a major holiday for obvious reasons) that “sensitive information” for over 134,000 sailors... Read more...
VR and AR companies might have a huge focus on gaming right now, but both technologies can be extremely useful in many other practical, real-world applications as well. The Navy underscored this recently with the unveiling of a new augmented reality heads-up display that doesn't look quite as sleek at consumer VR... Read more...
“I feel the need, the need for speed!” As an 80s child, I have seen Top Gun at least a few dozen times, possibly more. It was my first introduction to Tom Cruise and sparked my fasciation with military aircraft (I must also give partial credit to the lesser known film Iron Eagle for also feeding my... Read more...
Windows XP enjoyed a nice, long run, but after over a decade of faithful service, Microsoft finally pulled the plug on the legacy operating system and discontinued support in April of last year. All but the most diehard fans have since moved on, though it's still installed on more desktops than Windows 8.1, and on... Read more...
Remember when skirmishes were fought on land, air, and sea? They still are, though in today's world, you can add cyberspace to the list. Cyber warfare has become a point of focus, and lest anyone doubt it, consider that that the U.S. Navy is looking to buy zero-day exploits, particularly those used on commercial... Read more...
Unless you were actually in the service, perhaps you didn’t know that the U.S. Navy has been transmitting internal messages in all caps since the mid-1800s. Thus, every directive that’s been handed down (or message that’s been sent up) has been typed as though shouted--which is perhaps fitting for a... Read more...
The never-ending one-upmanship among warfighter titles has reached a new level: Seven Navy SEALs have been disciplined for allegedly giving secret information to the makers of Medal of Honor: Warfighters. EA, which publishes the game, has been touting its use of paid military consultants in the production of the new... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii Fit has been a quiet revolution. The device has been stamped with an approval by the American Heart Association, it has sparked many to exercise, it has been used in schools and physical fitness programs, and now it just might find its way into the Navy. Think of a video game that could have accomplished that five years ago.... Read more...