navy

  • Things That Can Kill You In the Ocean, Part XII: Sea Drones

    Things That Can Kill You In the Ocean, Part XII: Sea Drones

    So you’re in a submarine, safe beneath the ocean waves. You’re pretty safe, right? Wrong. Apparently DARPA is working on Sea Drones that will follow ships and subs as they make their way across the briny deep, reporting positions and potentially going boom-boom if they feel like it. It’s all concept right now, but it’s pretty compelling. Read More

  • Navy UAV sets endurance record of 26 hours 1 minute

    Navy UAV sets endurance record of 26 hours 1 minute

    Twenty-six hours and one minute. That’s how long a new, unmanned, experimental Navy aircraft flew through the air during a recent test run. It’s called the Ion Tiger. There it is, right there. Read More

  • Computer systems aboard British Royal Navy warships get a virus

    Computer systems aboard British Royal Navy warships get a virus

    A few weeks ago, we read about how the British Royal Navy would be installing Windows XP on some of its submarines. Oh boy, did we all share some laughs! “Control-Alt-Drown,” said one commenter; “Beware the blue cruise missile of death!” said another. We ROFL’d and LOL’d all the live-long day. Read More

  • British Royal Navy installs XP on submarines

    British Royal Navy installs XP on submarines

    Citing affordability and ease-of-maintenance thanks to off-the-shelf parts, he British Royal Navy is rolling out a customized version of Windows XP on its nuclear submarine fleet. Read More

  • Navy designing UAV-borne drug-sniffer bots

    Navy designing UAV-borne drug-sniffer bots


    Do they have so many boats to inspect that they can’t just hover over them to detect the good stuff? I guess so, because the Navy is spending a mint to create a “sensitive miniaturized sniffer” that can be placed on board (or stowed away in, or fired onto) suspicious vessels. After only six seconds, it’ll relay its findings back to the mothership or whatever… Read More

  • Navy creates Rail Gun, now working on Quad Damage

    Every step real life takes towards being more like a Schwarzenegger movie is a step in the right direction. I wouldn’t mind being killed by one of these things as long as my gravestone says “RIP Devin, killed by a projectile traveling more than a mile a second.”
    “Record” rail gun test today [Navy Times, video via Wired Danger Room] Read More

  • Korean Navy Endorses Starcraft Team

    Korean Navy Endorses Starcraft Team

    This only happens in Korea, I swear. My countrymen love them some Starcraft and the mandatory military service hinders that love, but no longer. In April the Air Force profiled the King of the Terran Tribe in Starcraft, Im Yo-han. The profile caused the site to crash from all the hits and the Navy is hoping they can have the same success with the announcement of team Aegis. The formation of… Read More

  • Anti-Terrorism Weapon Doesn't Kill, Makes You Puke

    Who cares about CeBit, GDC, PMA and CTIA when this year’s Navy Opportunity Forum for small businesses has weapons that shoot invisible wall-penetrating beams that make people dizzy and puke? My flight and hotel reservations are booked! Read More