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    The epitome of stealth design, the destroyer Zumwalt is coming together at Bath Iron Works, Maine, and is expected to go to sea in the spring. At almost 16,000 tons, 610 feet long, about 81 feet abeam, the DDG 1000 is the largest destroyer in history. Christopher P. Cavas / Staff

    Meet the Zumwalt: The Navy's stealth destroyer will go to sea next spring

    The ship is plainly visible from Front Street, across the Route 1 bridge in downtown Bath. Nothing like this angular, almost hulking giant has ever been seen here, even after well over a century of shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
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    Report: Iran builds surface-to-surface missile

    A news agency in Iran is reporting that the Islamic Republic has built a new surface-to-surface cruise missile capable of being launched from an airplane.

    • Sep. 28, 2014
  1. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower departs Naval Station Norfolk on February 21, 2013. Navy / Getty Images

    Navy suspends most nuclear work at Norfolk

    Two safety violations by civilian workers have prompted the Navy to suspend most nuclear work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    The Pentagon intends to take two F-35C models, shown here doing catapult launch tests at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in 2013, to carrier trials in November. Lockheed Martin

    F-35 'on track' for carrier tests in November

    The F-35 joint strike fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier in November, but there are still variables as to what may be tested, the program's top official said today.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  2. Iran's deputy defense minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, poses with a newly made drone during an unveiling ceremony in Tehran. AFP/Getty Images

    Iran claims to have built an armed UAS

    The unmanned craft is equipped with missiles, according to a news agency.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    DARPA is looking for smaller, lighter wearable night vision devices. DoD

    DARPA seeks a better way to see in the dark

    An SBIR solicitation seeks smaller, lighter night vision wear.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
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    The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system lands at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., on Sept. 18 after completing an 11-hour flight from California. Kelly Schindler/Navy

    Navy's Triton unmanned aircraft flies cross country

    The MQ-4C Triton is about 3,000 miles closer to the fleet after completing its first cross-country flight, demonstrating its potential to keep up with manned aircraft once it goes operational in three years.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  3. A new GAO report acknowledges attempts by the Pentagon to find ways to drive down sustainment costs of the F-35 joint strike fighter, but made it clear the agency disagrees with how the F-35 joint program office is moving forward on that issue. Lockheed Martin

    GAO questions F-35 sustainment estimates

    Sustainment estimates for the F-35 joint strike fighter may not be realistic and require further study before a plan is finalized, the government's watchdog wrote in a new report.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  4. Officials: U.S. drone kills 10 in northwest Pakistan

    A suspected U.S. drone fired four missiles at a vehicle carrying Uzbek and local militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 10 of them, two Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship. Navy

    Gas turbine fired up on stealthy warship in Maine

    Shipbuilders at Maine's Bath Iron Works have fired up one of the main turbines aboard the future USS Zumwalt, marking a milestone in construction of the stealthy warship.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
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    An F-22 Raptor displays its weapons bays in July. The Raptor took part in its first combat operation Monday over Syria. Staff Sgt. Jared Becker / US Air Force

    Analysis: Syria airstrikes introduce F-22's firepower to the world

    The F-22 Raptor has flown its first combat operation, a major milestone for the small air dominance fleet.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  5. President Obama is escorted by 89th Airlift Wing Commander Col. John Millard, as he transfers to from Marine One to Air Force One, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday for a trip to New York and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Manuel Balce Ceneta / The Associated Press

    Obama administration creates Korean land mine exception

    Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  6. F-22 Raptors from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, fly over Alaska May 26, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson / 3 Wing Public Affairs

    U.S. strikes inside Syria target two terror groups

    The U.S. military has launched airstrikes against two terrorist groups in Syria, using manned aircraft, drones and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired by Navy warships, according to U.S. Central Command.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  7. The military services are developing specialized recruiting and training policies for the Defense Department's nascent cyber force, a new Pentagon report says. Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr./Air Force

    As cyber force grows, manpower details emerge

    The military will need to expand its force of cyber warriors beyond plans for 6,200 personnel, and the individual services are hammering out the manpower-related details of precisely how to build that force from the ground up, according to a new Pentagon

    • Sep. 23, 2014
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    The Defense Department plans to stand up 133 operational cyberwarfare teams, an initiative that is fueling a tug-of-war between the active and reserve components that both want significant roles in that mission. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith / Army

    Active, reserve components spar over 'sexy' cyber mission

    After months of bureaucratic battles, the Pentagon is finalizing a plan to give reservists a limited role in the evolving cyber force.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
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    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, foreground, flanked by Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, announces the naming of a fast-attack submarine after the state of Vermont during a Sept. 17 ceremony in Burlington, Vt. The USS Vermont is the first U.S. Navy vessel to be named after the Green Mountain State in more than 100 years. Ryan Mercer / Burlington (Vt.) Free Press

    Newest attack sub named for Vermont

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has named the 19th Virginia-class attack sub after the 'Freedom and Unity' state.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  8. Mabus thanks Electric Boat for sub cost cuts

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has thanked Electric Boat and its workers for helping drive down the cost of building big-ticket submarines.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  9. The crew of the cutter Hamilton take part in a ceremony on the flight deck at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss., Monday. The Hamilton is the fourth of eight planned ships in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of technologically advanced multi-mission cutters. PO3 Carlos Vega/Coast Guard

    Hamilton crew excited to get maiden voyage underway

    The crew of the national security cutter Hamilton stood the ship's first watch Monday, following a ceremony and celebration for the ship's delivery to the Coast Guard.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer. Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin

    Pratt: F-35 fix could begin installation before end of year

    Engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney believes it could begin retrofit fixes by November for the engine issue that caused an F-35A to catch fire this summer.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  10. Court says NCIS computer search was illegal, tosses porn conviction

    A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.

    • Sep. 14, 2014
  11. Man who tried to sell secrets to China sentenced

    A former Air Force employee who tried to sell classified information about a military satellite network to China has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison.

    • Sep. 9, 2014
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    The deckhouse and helicopter hangar for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer were built at a shipyard in Mississippi and arrived by barge at Bath Iron Works in Maine on Friday. The structure will house radar and sensors, along with the bridge and combat operations center. Navy

    Deckhouse for Zumwalt-class destroyer arrives in Maine

    A composite deckhouse for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer has arrived at Bath Iron Works in Maine.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  12. A tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the future amphibious assault ship USS America. Navy

    Meet the 'mini-Marine carrier' set to revolutionize Corps aviation

    About 1,500 Marines and sailors have been busily testing the capabilities of the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship during a two-month transit in a region that rarely sees a warship of this size.

    • Sep. 7, 2014
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    The X-47B testing was an important step in the Navy's push to advance its aerial strike and surveillance technology. Service officials want to figure out where unmanned capabilities can enhance a carrier air wing's effectiveness. MCSA Alex Millar/Navy

    Unmanned jet completes successful week at sea

    The Navy's unmanned carrier jet program wrapped up a week of testing aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt on Aug. 24, flying the X-47B in a pattern with manned aircraft and testing the system's ability to operate aboard an underway flat top.

    • Sep. 7, 2014
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    Sailors assigned to Submarine Development Squadron 5 prepare Large Training Vehicle 38, an unmanned undersea vehicle at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, Wash. The drone is capable of line-of-sight and over-the-horizon communications in support of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. MC2 Justin A. Johndro/Navy

    Sailors to pilot 27-foot drone for training

    The submarine development folks at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport in Washington state have a new toy: an unmanned drone that can dive a half mile under the waves with battery power that lasts out to 72 hours.

    • Sep. 6, 2014
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