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The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass

Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion earlier today, was also one of the first women pilots in the Navy and one of the first women to fly the F/A 18 fighter jet.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is What It Looks Like Inside A Submarine Breaking Through Ice

Every couple of years the U.S. Navy conducts a submarine exercise high above the Arctic Circle, known as ICEX. It doesn’t just feature submarines lurking underneath the polar ice caps, as creepy as that sounds. The submarines themselves also punch straight through the frozen landscape. This is what it looks like on…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Russian Fighter Jet Just Came Screaming Within Five Feet Of An American Navy Spy Plane

A U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane, flying over international waters, was harassed by a Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet yesterday. The Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of the American aircraft, in what Navy officials told CNN was an “unsafe intercept.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Almost Feel Bad For The Guys Who Broke This Navy Helicopter

We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York City heliport.Read more… […]

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The U.S. Navy Faces A Reckoning After Two Disastrous And Embarrassing Collisions At Sea

Seventeen American Navy Sailors were killed in a pair of collisions involving two guided-missile destroyers this summer in the Pacific region, and the final Navy report on the incidents, released Wednesday, described the events succinctly, if damningly. “The collisions,” the report said, “were avoidable.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Inside The Struggle For Survival Onboard The USS Fitzgerald

Just days before the USS John S. McCain was involved in the U.S. Navy’s latest collision-at-sea, the Navy released a report on the June accident involving the USS Fitzgerald which caused the death of seven sailors. The report is a supplement to the line of duty investigation being conducted and details the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Everything We Know Right Now About The Destroyer Collision In The Strait Of Malacca

For the second time in just over two months, a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship in the Pacific region, resulting in casualties. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided in the early morning hours of August 21 east of the Strait of Malacca and not far from Singapore. […]

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Everything We Know Right Now About The Destroyer Collision In The Strait Of Malacca

For the second time in just over two months, a U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant ship in the Pacific region, resulting in casualties. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided in the early morning hours of August 21 east of the Strait of Malacca and not far from Singapore. […]

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President Donald Trump: ‘What Is Digital?’

The president’s confusing, concerning, and ultimately crazy week continued on Thursday with a prickly Time cover package. It contained an unnerving interview between the magazine’s White House correspondent and Donald Trump. Based on his answers, the president really, really doesn’t understand modern technology and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Trump May Have Just Derailed A Crucial Part Of America’s Future Aircraft Carrier Fleet

It looks like after almost a decade of development, the ultra-advanced Gerald R. Ford supercarrier will be commissioned this year. An important detail about this ship, the first of its class, is that it does not use steam catapults to launch planes as is traditional, but instead uses an electromagnetic system to fling…Read more… Continue […]

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This Machine Gun Robot Will Probably Lead the Uprising One Day

Do you ever wonder what tomorrow holds? Some people are pretty convinced that the future will be filled with flying cars and jetpacks and robot butlers. But here in the year 2017, I’m not so sure anymore. I have a suspicion that our future might be filled with more machine gun-toting robots, like the one […]

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