July 5, 2000 |
In appearance, it hearkens back to the Civil War ironclad Monitor, but the Navy's newest class of destroyer represents a revolution in modern warship design. Named for Adm. Elmo M. Zumwalt, chief of naval operations in the Vietnam War, the new warship was announced Tuesday by President Clinton. The Navy hopes the Zumwalt-class destroyer, also known as DD-21, will cost less than today's ships, be operated by a crew one-third the size and accurately fire shells three times as far.
July 11, 2007 |
Iran and the United States remain so far apart on so many issues that they refuse to talk about them. But in the cramped sea routes of the Persian Gulf, U.S. and Iranian warship sailors and fighter pilots speak to each other daily. They have to. They're practically jostling one another in courteous games of surveillance, counter-surveillance and geopolitical posturing.
March 4, 1992 |
At a time when virtually every other part of the defense budget is shrinking, the Pentagon's top brass has been fanning across Capitol Hill, making the case for a new "mobility" blueprint that calls for construction of 20 military cargo ships and a fleet of specially designed rail cars. In part, these requests reflect the new clout that Pentagon logistics chiefs are enjoying.
February 20, 1991 |
American helicopters and jets hammered Iraqi tanks, trucks and armored personnel carriers in what one pilot described Tuesday as a "turkey shoot," and a senior U.S. military source said the month-old air campaign is inflicting "horrendous casualties" on Saddam Hussein's forces.
May 18, 2005 |
This old warship was at the surrender of the German fleet during World War I and withstood torpedoes at Omaha Beach in France on D-Day. Long moored in a berth at the Houston Ship Channel, the Battleship Texas is now a floating tourist attraction, and a badly leaking one at that. Time and corrosive saltwater are slowly destroying the vessel once called the world's most powerful weapon, and cash-strapped conservators are scrambling to secure funding for an overhaul before it's too late.
January 7, 1990 |
Two U.S. Navy ships are on their way to South American waters to monitor and intercept airborne and seaborne drug traffic off the coast of Colombia, Bush Administration sources said Saturday. The aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy and the nuclear-powered cruiser Virginia left Norfolk, Va., on Thursday night and are expected to be on station in international waters off Colombia within the next several days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001 |
As retirements go, the Point Stuart's will be a short one. The Newport Harbor-based Coast Guard cutter will be formally taken out of service today, sandblasted, repainted a neutral white and handed over to the Salvadoran navy, which will put the 82-foot Point Stuart right back to work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001 |
As retirements go, the Point Stuart's will be a short one. The Newport Harbor-based Coast Guard cutter will be formally taken out of service today, sandblasted, repainted a neutral white and handed over to the El Salvadoran navy, which will put the 82-foot Point Stuart right back to work.
August 20, 2005 |
Militants fired at least three homemade rockets from a warehouse hide-out in the Jordanian port of Aqaba on Friday, narrowly missing two U.S. Navy ships and killing a Jordanian soldier. As Jordanian forces cordoned off the port and scoured the desert and surrounding hills for suspects, a group loyal to Al Qaeda issued an Internet statement claiming responsibility for the attack.
July 14, 2003 |
As sparks illuminate the masks of welders fashioning a destroyer from apartment-sized steel plates, about 30 aerospace engineers work in a glow all their own: that of computer monitors bearing designs for the Navy's next generation of warships. The engineers are on temporary assignment, sent from Northrop Grumman Corp.'s El Segundo research center, where they helped develop the B-2 Stealth bomber and the Global Hawk unmanned spy plane.