The British defense firm Startpoint Group this week released conceptual images of a future warship dubbed The Dreadnought 2050. The sleek-looking trimaran whose name honors the famed early 20th-century battleship was dreamed up by naval designers at the company at the request of the Ministry of Defence.
Russia wants its future aircraft carrier to be nuclear-powered, according to a report by the state-run TASS news agency. Here’s what a source from United Shipbuilding Corp. told the organization:
That green, yellow and red blob on the right in the image above is most likely the world’s largest submarine from World War II, the I-402 commissioned by the Imperial Japanese Navy fleet. The vessel, which measures about 400 feet long and 40 feet wide, was among two dozen submarines recently found at the bottom […]
The Australian military has decided to cancel plans to purchase F-35B Joint Strike Fighter short-take-off-and-vertical landing aircraft and place 12 of the aircraft on two of their larger assault ships, citing the challenges of needing to rework the ships to accommodate the plane, according to published reports. “Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s proposal to put F-35 fighter […]
The U.S. Navy recently test-fired a Standard Missile-6 at a supersonic, over-the-horizon target from a desert ship at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, as part of ongoing testing of a next-generation shipboard cruise missile defense system slated to deploy later this year. The SM-6 was functioning as part of a critical emerging technology for […]