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-+*Huntington Ingalls’ Undersea Solutions Group showed off its Proteus mini submarine at the Navy League’s 2015 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The potent-looking vessel can serve as a unmanned underwater vehicle or a manned swimmer-delivery system. The battery-powered Proteus can carry six combat swimmers 350 to 700 nautical miles, depending on the type of battery used, according to […]

-+*COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. rocket-makers are pushing to develop reusable engines and other components that will help to reduce the cost of launch. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, on Tuesday failed in its second attempt to land a rocket back on Earth. The company, however, came […]

-+*Lining up 1,400 Chinese sailors and aircrew members on the country’s first aircraft carrier offers a bit of perspective on the carrier’s massive scale. The sailors and air crew lined up on the ski jump of the Liaoning for a video celebrating the Chinese New Year, the year of the goat. Photos from the video offer the […]

-+*The U.S. Air Force manipulated casualty data to make the A-10 attack aircraft appear more hazardous than it really is, according to a watchdog group. The service “cherry-picked” information on civilian casualties and friendly fire deaths in Afghanistan, making it look as though the aging gunship is responsible for killing more American troops and Afghan civilians than any other warplane, according to the […]

-+*The Chief of Naval Operations said the next-generation Navy fighter being developed to replace the F/A-18 may be less stealthy than expected, shedding a bit of new detail upon a topic not discussed much by Navy developers. “You know that stealth may be over-rated,” Greenert said during a speed at the Office of Naval Research […]