Military & Defense

M3A3 at XCTC

An M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle with Company D, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment moves into position to support an assault while participating in an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, near Hattiesburg, Miss., on July 29. The XCTC gives Soldiers and units the opportunity to strengthen their individual and combat readiness. The event will test the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s ability to perform platoon movements, company attacks, response to ambushes, and more. (Mississippi National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes, 102nd Public Affairs Detachment/Released)

An M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle with Company D, 1st Battalion, 155th Infantry Regiment moves into position to support an assault while participating in an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, near Hattiesburg, Miss.

Exploded

A Raytheon SM-2 Block IIIA guided missile explodes over USS The Sullivans during a training exercise on July 18, 2015. US Navy Photo obtained by USNI News

Destroyer USS The Sullivans Damaged After Missile Explodes After Launch, No Injuries Reported A Navy guided missile destroyer was damaged after a missile exploded shortly after launch during an exercise off the U.S. Atlantic coast on Saturday, Navy officials have confirmed to USNI News. “On July 18 at approximately 9 a.m. (EDT) a Standard Missile-2 […]

Red Turrets on the USS Arizona (BB-39)?

USS Arizona (BB-39) with red turrets at Pearl Harbor

Murdoc came across this at some point but never linked. New USS Arizona model shows blue paint scheme Craftsman Don Preul, determined to create the world’s most accurate representation of the warship, conferred with Park Service historian Dan Martinez on the proper colors. Research was difficult because most of the ship’s records had been destroyed […]

DDG-1000s delaying Arleigh Burkes

USS Zumwalt DDG-1000 at Bath Iron Works

Delays in Zumwalt Destroyer Program Hamper Production of DDG-51s at Bath Iron Works Delays in the first two Zumwalt-class DDG-1000 destroyers are part of the reason that construction on DDG-51s is lagging behind schedule: Several sources told USNI News that due to myriad reasons — including the size of the yard, the composition of the […]