The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) maneuver to conduct a replenishment-at-sea.
Military & Defense
U.S. Sending Iraq Antitank Weapons to Thwart Militants’ Bombings The U.S. is sending Iraq’s military 1,000 antitank weapons to defend against armored vehicles jury-rigged by Islamic State into otherwise unstoppable suicide bombs like those it used to capture Ramadi. The weapons, due for delivery by mid-June under plans that already were under way, will give […]
F-35Cs Cut Back As U.S. Navy Invests In Standoff Weapons The U.S. Navy has reduced its planned buys of the Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter by almost one-third over the fiscal 2016-2020 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), while committing almost $800 million to new standoff weapon developments and canceling the only missile program that […]
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2009) Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 place dirt into Hescoe protective barriers utilizing an up-armored excavator at a forward operating base. NMCB-7 is deployed to Afghanistan to provide contingency construction support to Alliance forces supporting NATO International Security Assistance Forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Lavender/Released)
In Murdoc’s opinion, Worcester-class cruisers were some of the prettiest ships ever built: Laid down in early 1945, only two of ten planned ships in the class were completed. They served until 1958. Classed as ‘light cruisers’ because they mounted 6″ guns, they displaced 18,000 tons fully loaded and were 679 feet long. The twelve […]