On Tuesday, the U.S. Navy officially launched the U.S.S. Zumwalt, the first of a new class of sweet-looking guided missile destroyers.
The Navy's new warship, the USS Zumwalt, has missiles, robot guns, and one heck of a powerful server bank that runs entirely on Linux.
The flagship Gerald R. Ford-class supercarrier gets moist for the first time.
Not since World War II has a U.S. Navy ship been painted in the classic camouflage pattern, but they're going retro with the USS Freedom.
DARPA's Upward Falling Payloads (UFP) program would plant stealthy robotic pods on seafloors that could float to the surface and deploy themselves on demand.
Who says military drones only belong in the air? The Navy has gotten into the game, test firing missiles from a 36-foot inflatable hulled, remote-controlled boat. Six anti-armor missiles successfully struck floating targets over two miles away, fired by personnel onshore at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Dolphins are smart little buggers, and the U.S. Navy has used them, via the Marine Mammal Program, to locate underwater mines and enemy divers. They've proven incredibly adept at using their sonar to find said objects, but the Ukrainian Navy wants to test another aspect of dolphin-skill: how they do wielding weapons.
You know how water is blue, right? The reason water is blue is because it absorbs the red part of the solar spectrum. This, unfortunately, is a big chunk of the energy that solar cells like to suck down, which is why we don't have solar powered submarines, but the Naval Research Lab has designed a new type of cell that does work under da sea.
Every science fiction movie you've ever seen is about to come true. The Office of Naval Research claims laser cannons will be on ships in about four years. In fact, contracts for defense contractors to build them should go out this year.
At the end of last month, the Navy got an early Valentine's Day present in the form of a prototype fully-weaponized naval railgun. And on Tuesday, it released a video of its first shot, which we're officially filing under "things not to get in the way of."