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Military Weapons - United States Navy. Information and resources about various weapon systems used by the United States Navy.

Naval Destroyers - Protecting the Fleet
Article that focuses on naval destroyers and their role in protecting the fleet and convoys from enemy attack. The article looks at the evolution of destroyers and their current weaponry. The history of destroyers is also highlighted.

Aircraft Carriers - Capital Ship of the Fleet
An article that looks at the function of modern aircraft carriers. The article explores the evolution of aircraft carriers, and the critical role they play in air operations and combat scenarios.

Aegis Cruisers
Naval warfare was changed forever on Jan. 22, 1983, when the U.S. Navy commissioned the USS Ticonderoga, the first cruiser equipped with the Aegis combat weapons system designed by Lockheed Martin Corp.

An Introduction to U.S. Navy Destroyers
Destroyers are ships meant to protect larger water craft. Designed to be nimble, the ships lack the bulky armor that slows other craft, but they also lack that armor’s protection. Despite this, destroyers still have plenty of defensive capabilities in the form of armaments to fend off attacks from submarines, surface ships and aircraft.

An Introduction to U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
The U.S. Navy maintains 11 aircraft carriers that stand ready to address threats to U.S. security. The carriers’ mobility allows them to be deployed wherever needed to support ongoing or sudden conflicts.

Last Combat Flight of the F-14 Tomcat
A chapter in naval aviation history drew to a close Feb. 8 (2006) aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) with the last recovery of an F-14 Tomcat from a combat mission.

Pheonix Missile Retired
After 30 years of highly accomplished service, the U.S. Navy retired its first long-range air-to-air missile, the AIM-54 Phoenix, Sept. 30 (2004).

High quality photos of United States Naval Aircraft in action. Not copyrighted - may be freely downloaded and redistributed.

Aircraft Carrier
Everything you ever wanted to know about the United States Navy aircraft carriers.

Boats That Fly
The sand explodes from the beach as monstrous crafts, flying 6 feet above the water as seagoing transport vessels, almost effortlessly transform into shore-side ships. Ships that, upon reaching the beach, open their bellies and regurgitate one of the most lethal cargoes the American military can muster: Marines and the tools of their trade.

Carrier Photos
High-quality photos of Navy carriers on duty throughout the World.

With terrorist attacks like that against USS Cole (DDG 67) in October 2000 still a very real possibility, the U.S. Navy has a new ally in the global war on terrorism – the Mk 6 anti-swimmer dolphin system.

High Speed Vessel (HSV)
The Navy is experimenting with a second aluminum-hull High Speed Vessel, HSV 2 Swift. Swift is the successor to HSV 1 Joint Venture and brings new transformational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team.

HSV-2 Swift
The HSV, which stands for high-speed vessel, may pave the way forward in the Defense Department's transformation. The Army is interested in how to get troops and equipment into the theater quicker. The Navy is looking for a platform to conduct a variety of sea-based operations, such as mine sweeping. The Swift has thus far proved it can do both.

Naval Technology
Information about United States Navy weapon systems and technology.

Sea Shadow
In the ongoing effort to bring new technologies to the fleet more rapidly, military and industry have a valuable asset available in Sea Shadow (IX 529). A futuristic-looking vessel with a shape reminiscent of Darth Vader’s helmet, Sea Shadow is a test platform for researching advanced technologies in propulsion, automation, sea-keeping and reduced signatures.

The Sight of Sound
Must-have high-resolution image of the Navy F/A-18 Hornet creating a shock wave by breaking the sound barrier, published by DOD.

Submarines - Operating Below The Water's Surface
An article that looks at current and past submarines used by the U.S. Navy. The article also looks at the training involved in becoming a submariner.

Amphibious Assault Ships - Transporting Marines
An article about amphibious assault ships and their use in transporting marines into combat zones around the world. The article looks at the specific role the ships play in modern warfare.

The Mark 3 Knife - Used By U.S. Navy Seals
An article about the Mark 3 knife and its use by U.S. Navy Seals. The article looks at the enduring appeal of the knife among soldiers and civilians.

USS Constitution - World's Oldest Naval Vessel
An article about the history and current role of the USS Constituion, the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel.

Lewis and Clark Class Ships - Resupplying The Navy
An article about a new class of cargo ship named for the famous explorers "Lewis and Clark."

U.S. Navy Hospital Ships - Treating Wounded Soldiers
An article about the hospital ships used by the U.S. Navy to treat wounded soldiers.

C-40 Clipper Aircraft - Logistics and Transportation
An article about the C-40 Clipper aircraft and its growing use across the U.S. military.

Command Ships - Leading The Navy
An article about command ships and their role with the U.S. Navy.

Unmanned Helicopters - The Future Of Aviation
An article about the development of unmanned helicopters and their future use in combat.

Electromagnetic Railgun - Faster Than Sound
An article about the ultra high powered electromagnetic railgun and its future use in combat.

Combat Store Ships - Resupplying The Fleet
An article about Combat Store Ships and the role they play with the U.S. Navy.

Osprey-Class Naval Ships - Hunting Mines
An article about the Osprey-class naval ships that are used to locate and neutralize underwater mines found in harbours and waterways.

Ticonderoga Class Missile Cruisers - Deadly Warship
An article about the Ticonderoga class missile cruisers, and the role they play with the U.S. Navy.

USNS Bob Hope - Transporting Vehicles and Equipment
An article about the USNS Bob Hope and its role with the U.S. military.

USS Pueblo - Captive Naval Ship
An article about the USS Pueblo and its capture by North Korea at the height of the Cold War.

Crane Ships - Transporting Heavy Loads
An article about the crane ships used by the U.S. Navy.

Mark 54 Torpedo - Targeting Submarines
An article about the Mark 54 torpedo and its role in anti-submarine warfare.

Prairie Masker - Avoiding Enemy Submarines
An article about the Prairie Masker system and its ability to help U.S. Naval ships avoid detection by enemy submarines.

Commander Knife - The Rhino
An article about the Commander knife and its use in combat and field work.

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