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February 11, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA and SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine that struck a Japanese fishing vessel filled with teenagers was apparently conducting an emergency surfacing exercise in choppy waters, Navy officials said Saturday. Details of the accident, however, remain unclear.
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May 10, 2008 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
With a bulbous head and plank-like wings, the aircraft resembles a lumbering whale. And its seven-word, 49-letter name -- Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aerial System -- is a whopper. But the award last month of a Navy contract to build the hulking, robotic patrol plane, nicknamed BAMS, could not have come at a better time for Northrop Grumman Corp. and, in particular, its military aircraft business headquartered in El Segundo.
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BUSINESS
June 17, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flaws in the development of the newest version of the FA-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter could jeopardize an $8.8-billion Boeing Co. contract to continue early production of the jet, according to a congressional report. The General Accounting Office, the audit arm of Congress, said it identified 84 deficiencies in the FA-18 E/F Super Hornet, the latest version of Boeing's most important military aircraft program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission argued in federal court Tuesday that President Bush violated the U.S. Constitution by trying to overturn a court order that restricted the Navy's use of a type of sonar linked to the deaths of marine mammals. The commission's attorneys said Bush's move to exempt the Navy sonar training exercises in Southern California waters from federal law violated the Constitution's separation-of-powers doctrine.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Fifty-six years after the carrier Yorktown sank in the battle of Midway--at a turning point of World War II--researchers Thursday released the first photograph of the wreckage three miles down on the Pacific Ocean floor. A team of National Geographic researchers working with a San Diego-based U.S.
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June 27, 1988 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
In a corner of history far from the Pentagon fraud scandal that is now consuming his life, Melvyn R. Paisley was a hero--a World War II ace fighter pilot with a reputation for daring and a raft of medals to prove it. Like every other fighter pilot of that time, the young Paisley lived by his wits and flew by the seat of his pants. In defense of his country he suffered permanent ear damage, but when the dogfights were over, Paisley was always the victor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
In the midst of the Cold War, when Nike missile sites dotted the Southland, a bright red runaway Navy drone airplane veered off course and headed for Los Angeles, triggering a dangerous sequence of events known as the "Battle of Palmdale." It's not a battle that the military could say it won back on Aug. 16, 1956.
NEWS
March 9, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
The 18-year-old bar girl said she wanted to kill herself, so Richard Gordon, the mayor of this city outside the U.S. naval base, produced his 9-millimeter automatic, placed it in front of her and said, "OK, go ahead." The girl, one of 26 AIDS victims in Olongapo, studied the gun for a moment and then broke down. She and the mayor ended the session in a tearful embrace. But Gordon knew he had not gotten through to her. That was 30 days ago. Finally, on Tuesday morning, Gordon reached her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday temporarily set aside some of the tough restrictions on upcoming naval exercises off Southern California that employ a type of sonar linked to the injury and death of whales and dolphins. The decision by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper defers to President Bush, who moved earlier this week to exempt the Navy's exercises from environmental laws that formed the basis for a long-running court case between the Pentagon and environmentalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2007 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for the U.S. Navy urged federal appeals judges Thursday to allow the Navy to continue to use high-powered sonar during training exercises in Southern California waters, saying it would cause only "temporary and minor problems" for whales and dolphins. The arguments came in a high-stakes case pitting the U.S.
WORLD
October 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A male sailor shot and killed two female sailors in the barracks of the U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain base, officials said. The suspect was critically wounded, said a Navy official who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. A State Department official in Washington said that although initial reports suggested the incident might have involved a love triangle, it now appeared that a jilted boyfriend shot his ex-girlfriend and then himself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Navy ships and aircraft as well as Coast Guard rescuers continued their search Thursday evening for two Navy sailors who disappeared while kayaking off San Nicolas Island on Wednesday. Authorities said the two Seabees, who had been stationed on the island for the last two weeks, were last seen about noon Wednesday in two, 6-foot blue-and-white kayaks.
NATIONAL
August 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Three aviators on a twin- engine radar plane that crashed off North Carolina's coast were declared dead, the Navy said in Norfolk. Search crews found debris from the E-2C Hawkeye turbo prop plane but no bodies, said Mike Maus, a spokesman with the Norfolk-based Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force.
BUSINESS
July 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Northrop Grumman Corp. was awarded two Navy contracts Thursday to repair shipyards damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The contracts are worth up to $98.7 million. The first deal, worth up to $86.3 million, will provide infrastructure upgrades at the company's shipyards in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss. The second, valued at $12.4 million, will provide similar upgrades at its shipyard in New Orleans.
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July 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
January 17, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A U.S. Hercules C-130 that was abandoned after crash-landing in Antarctica more than 16 years ago flew Saturday from the frozen continent to New Zealand, ending a lengthy salvage project that cost two American lives. The ski-equipped transport plane was dug from its icy tomb a year ago and was restored before being flown 500 miles to the main American Antarctic base, McMurdo station, last Tuesday, the New Zealand Press Assn. said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
They were "tin-can" sailors once, and young. Now they've come together, some probably for the last time, to remember shared dangers and shared friendships. Two dozen Navy veterans of World War II who served aboard the destroyer Dale were in San Diego this weekend to remember a ship and a war that changed their lives. It began on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor when the Dale was one of the few ships to get underway and escape the Japanese attack.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2007 | Peter Spiegel, Times Staff Writer
In choosing to recommend an admiral as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has for the second time given a high-profile job to someone from the Navy -- a service that has, for the most part, worked only on the fringes of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The choice of Adm. Michael G.
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