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US Navy prepares to defend allies amid heightened tensions with North Korea

Off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. and South Korean Navy ships prepared for an event they hope will never happen: a North Korean land and air attack against their neighbors to the south. The annual bilateral training exercise called Maritime Counter Special Operations Force involved a U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan and a U.S. destroyer, the USS Stethem, as well as South Korean ships. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was aboard the Reagan in the Sea of Japan for the exercise this week, as the Trump administration…

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Australia jet and navy data stolen in 'extensive' hack

Sensitive information about Australia’s defence programmes has been stolen in an “extensive” cyber hack. About 30GB of data was compromised in the hack on a government contractor, including details about new fighter planes and navy vessels. The data was commercially sensitive but not classified, the government said. It did not know if a state was involved. Australian cyber security officials dubbed the mystery hacker “Alf”, after a character on TV soap Home and Away. The breach began in July last year, but the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) was not alerted…

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Royal Navy could lose 'fight on beaches' ships in planned cuts

The Royal Navy could lose its ability to assault enemy-held beaches under plans being considered in the Ministry of Defence, BBC Newsnight understands. Two specialist landing ships – HMS Albion and Bulwark – would be taken out of service under the proposals. The plan – part of a package of cost-cutting measures – has caused alarm among senior Royal Marine officers. The MoD told the BBC that no decisions have been made yet and that discussion of options was “pure speculation”. It is understood the head of the Royal Navy,…

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US Navy to Use Xbox 360 Controllers for Submarine Periscopes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Each one of the US Navy’s Virginia-class submarines costs about $ 2.6 billion. So, it should come as no surprise that it contains a lot of custom, high-end electronics and military hardware. The Navy is looking to save a little money on future submarines, and make them a bit easier to operate, by ditching some of that fancy custom technology in favor of a game console controller. According to Lockheed-Martin, the US government is in…

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Donald Trump is wearing a navy jacket and black trousers and people have noticed

US President Donald Trump has been mocked after the White House released a picture of him wearing a navy suit jacket with black pants. The picture, which shows Trump in a meeting about “diversifying White House staff” with senator Tim Scott (the sole African-American Republican in the US senate), was quickly picked up on social media by keen-eyed fashion watchers – and, frankly, just people who wanted to have a bit of a dig at Trump – due to the president’s mismatched attire. US President Donald Trump speaks to Senator Tim Scott in…

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US Navy orders fleet investigation after collision

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US Navy has ordered a wide investigation into its Pacific fleet after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. The inquiry will look at “all related accidents at sea”, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said in Amman, Jordan. Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five were injured in the early Monday morning collision. It was the fourth crash involving a US Navy ship in the past two years and the second in the past two months. Navy Adm…

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