President George H. W. Bush hosted a star-studded screening of The Hunt for Red October at the White House on February 19, 1990. The guests included everyone from Tom Clancy and James Earl Jones to the CEO of Paramount and Colin Powell. Robert Gates was there, as was the director of the CIA, and men from the highest…
There’s already been a whole bunch of The Force Awakens spoof trailers out there, but the absolute best one comes from the US Navy and the sailors aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
Here’s a wonderful photo from the US Navy showing their launch of a Mobile User Objective System communications satellite. The US Navy says the picture shows “a 5-meter payload fairing lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41”. I say the picture looks like it perfectly captures the idea of shooting for the stars.
To celebrate the ingenuity of flying beast machines, we created this awesome video that catalogs all of the US Navy’s combat jets. You’ll see modern jets like the Harrier and F-18 and F-35 along with old school, bad ass planes with names like Banshee and Phantom and Panther and Skynight.
As part of its annual training exercises in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. Navy has begun testing a prototype of its High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon. The futuristic device could be used to shoot down drones and small attack boats.
Finally, humanity may have gained the upper hand in the ongoing battle for supremacy with our number one nemeses - the dolphins. The possible silver bullet for our aquatic mammal antagonists? Sonar. We explain all.
Have things really gotten so bad that I can't tell if a new US Navy report warning of the need for robots to have a "warrior code" is a Terminator-related ARG or not? Sadly, yes.
The Navy is developing an electrical warship that will draw all of its power from an on-board nuclear power plant, but it unfortunately looks nothing like Captain Nemo's Nautilus, which also ran on electric power. However, it does look a hell of a lot like the stealth ship from the James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies…