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    Completion of the submarine North Dakota, seen Nov. 2 just before its christening ceremony, is being delayed to address design and construction issues. Navy

    Delivery of submarine North Dakota delayed to Navy

    Problems with a parts supplier and the need to modify certain design features led the Navy to announce Wednesday that the commissioning of the new nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota won't take place at the end of May as scheduled.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  1. William Shatner, who portrayed Capt. James T. Kirk in the 'Star Trek' TV series and movies, sent a letter and signed photo to the crew of the Zumwalt, a newly christened Navy destroyer. Courtesy Barbara Zumwalt

    Famous Capt. Kirk honors real one at ship christening

    Good luck, from one Capt. Kirk to another.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  2. Operators aboard Australian navy vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21 Artemis autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment. MCS 1st Class Peter D. Blair / Navy

    Navy's robot sub continues search for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  3. Zumwalt leaving dry dock. Navy

    New destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

    The Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its

    • Apr. 12, 2014
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    An artist's conception of a joint high speed vessel at sea with railgun installed. The Navy will test such a combination this summer. Navy illustration

    Railgun tests from ship set for '16

    The Navy will display electromagnetic railgun prototypes on the joint high speed vessel Millinocket in San Diego later this summer, and a manually loaded, single-shot live-fire demonstration aboard the vessel is scheduled for 2016.

    • Apr. 12, 2014
  4. Marines and sailors go ashore in Florida during the 2012 Partnership of the Americas exercise. Marines embarked with the amphibious assault ship America will participate in this year's version of the multinational exercise in Chile. Cpl. Tyler Thornhill/Marine Corps

    Marines to set sail around South America

    Marines will help test a new Navy amphibious assault ship's capabilities on its maiden transit from the ship yard in Mississippi all the way around South America to its new home in the Pacific — and they'll make several stops to engage with military partn

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    A number of foreign navies are eager to acquire ex-U.S. Navy frigates, but politics is preventing some allies, like Turkey, from receiving any more. Here, the Turkish frigate Gelibolu, ex-USS Reid, approaches Doha, Qatar, on March 24. Christopher P. Cavas/Staff

    Amid political squabbles, frigate transfer bill passed in House

    The Navy's frigate force is rapidly shrinking as the 1980s-era ships are taken out of service. The Navy wants to transfer the ships to friendly nations for further service, and several nations are eager to have them.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
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    Army cadet Brian Petty, left, watches data on a computers with fellow cadets Wednesday at the Cyber Research Center at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Mel Evans / AP

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on the NSA

    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    The Navy is rolling out more robust hearing protection for flight deck sailors. MCSN Nicolas C. Lopez / Navy

    F-35 forcing Navy to develop new hearing protection for flight deck crews

    The Navy is developing new hearing protection for flight deck crews to block out the roar of new and noisy jets.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  5. The Navy's redesigned aircrew vest, in a new color and with better protection, will be distributed fleetwide by 2016 Navy

    Better survival vests coming to Navy, Marine aircrews

    Aircrews will soon be outfitted with safer aircrew vests.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    A sailor aboard the dock landing ship Ashland signals to an MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced) as it takes off Nov. 22 to deliver supplies to the Philippines during Operation Damayan. U.S. relief efforts were hampered by the lack of available amphibious ships, according to the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena / Marine Corps

    Paxton: Lack of ships hurt typhoon relief mission in Philippines

    After a super typhoon swept through the Philippines last year, U.S. Marines and sailors arrived to bring aid, evacuate survivors and work to limit the death toll, which had climbed into the thousands.

    • Apr. 8, 2014
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    West Point cadets work inside a cyber lab. West Point is forming a cyber warfare brain trust at the academy. U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    Cyber warfare research institute to open at West Point

    The Army's academy has established a cyber warfare research institute to groom elite cyber troops and solve thorny problems for the Army and the nation in this new warfighting domain.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
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    U.S. secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a 'Cuban Twitter' — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  7. Coast Guard debuts faster response boats

    Most people can't see them hidden in small marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River. But the small boats of the U.S.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
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    Mine resistant ambush protected vehicles are loaded onto the USNS Pililaau in 2007 at the seaport of Charleston, S.C. US Army

    Source: Pakistan already has U.S.-made MRAPs, new deal in works

    While controversy swirls over reports that Pakistan may receive some of the excess Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles that the United States has sitting in Afghanistan, American and Pakistani officials are on the verge of completing a deal to send n

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    An autonomous underwater vehicle sits Sunday on the wharf at naval base HMAS Stirling in Perth, Australia, ready to be fitted to the Australian warship Ocean Shield to aid in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Rob Griffith/AP

    Deep water search for jet could turn on robot subs

    Two miles down or more and darker than night, the ocean becomes a particularly challenging place for human searchers.

    • Apr. 2, 2014
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    Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are unloaded in 2009 from the MV Marilyn Vessel in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/Army

    Pakistan, Afghanistan, India all want leftover U.S. MRAPs

    The U.S. military has more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in Afghanistan that it can bring home — and Afghanistan, India and Pakistan are locked in a three-way competition for them, a former senior defense official said.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  8. A column of U.S. Army mine-resistant armored vehicles (MRAPs) and Afghan National Army vehicles pass through a village in 2009 during a joint patrol in the Jalrez Valley in Afghanistan's Wardak Province. Maya Alleruzzo / AP

    U.S. says seeking buyers for old military equipment

    The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  9. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens discussed his plans in a March 19 interview. Rob Curtis/Staff

    MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more

    A year ago, a lot of people were mad at Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
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    Chief of Naval Operations' Rapid Innovation Cell workers show off their wares: Lt. Jackie Kvinsland, left, with Google Glass and 3-D printouts, poses with project engineer Jim Lambeth and Lt. Eric Regnier. Submitted photo

    Group strives for 'disruptive' sailor-driven ideas

    A small group of big minds is working to bring a host of nifty gadgets and concepts to the fleet, hoping to make sailors' lives easier and save time and money in the process.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
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    Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

    Night-vision goggle technology has become more effective, streamlined and nimble in the past 10 years. But what if you could ditch that bulky headgear and pop in a pair of night-vision contact lenses?

    • Mar. 28, 2014
  10. Software issues may cause further delays to the multinational F-35 joint strike fighter program, according to the chief of the F-35 program office in the Pentagon. Air Force

    Further delays predicted for F-35 program

    The general in charge of the F-35 told a U.S. House panel Wednesday he sees more delays ahead — four to six months — for the often-troubled fighter jet program.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    A new primer developed by the Office of Naval Research and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory may save millions on the upkeep of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and, eventually, many other pieces of Marine Corps equipment. Marine Corps

    Five facts about new self-healing paint for JLTVs

    The Marine Corps' next generation of tactical vehicles will likely be covered in a new protective primer that is able to heal itself like human skin, and experts say it will cut down on corrosion and repair time.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
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    An overhead view of the Nimitz-class replica being built by Iran. DigitalGlove via Navy

    Analyst: Iran's carrier replica unlikely to be movie prop

    Iranian media reports that Iran is building a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier for a prop in an upcoming movie strain credibility, a naval analyst told Military Times.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
  11. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye was among the Navy's requests under the Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative. Northrop Grumman

    White House growth and security bill includes $8.7B for new weapons

    The Pentagon's share of the White House's $56 billion Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative requests more than double the procurement money previously disclosed in budget documents earlier this month.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
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