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Kilwinning teenager cooks 'very good' meal for Queen on £3.1billion aircraft carrier

Sarah McDonald, 16, and a team of cooks helped make Her Majesty's dinner on the HMS Queen Elizabeth warship.<p>A Kilwinning teenager’s cooking skills …

French Rafale Fighters Will Deploy Aboard An American Supercarrier This April

French naval aviators won't only update their carrier qualifications, they'll also learn how to integrate with a U.S. Navy carrier air wing.<p>Petty …

How Just One Simple Human Error Almost Destroyed a Missile Submarine

The modern submarine is not a simple machine. A loss of propulsion, unexpected flooding, or trouble with reactors or weapons can doom a sub crew to a …

New trailer for Ridley Scott's AMC show The Terror

One man entertainment factory Ridley Scott has another project coming our way in 2018; AMC’s seafaring drama <b>The Terror</b>, which stars Jared Harris</b> …

Royal Navy completes Sea Ceptor firing trials - MBDA

The Royal Navy has successfully conducted the final First of Class firing trials of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system – completing the …

Military

Almost All of the UK's Surface Combatants Are in Port While Germany Has No Working Subs

These already worrying developments reflect poor readiness overall and other larger issues within both of these NATO navies.<p>Crown Copyright<p>British …

The UK’s Newest Warship Just Sprang a Leak

“Big Lizzie” is taking on a little bit of seawater.<p>HMS <i>Queen Elizabeth</i>, the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, has sprung a leak and is undergoing repairs. The ship, which was commissioned into the Royal Navy just two weeks ago, is taking on water through its propulsion system. The Royal Navy …

Military

How much will Britain's next F-35s cost? Not telling, says MoD

Plus: Naval overstretch means the flag isn't flying overseas for ChristmasThe British government has refused to say how much new F-35 fighter jets …

Breakthrough to power most advanced jet launch system on China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier

A technological breakthrough in naval propulsion will enable China’s second home-grown aircraft carrier to use the world’s most advanced jet launch …

China

South Korea Installing Thermal Sights On Its Vulcan Anti-Aircraft Guns For Good Reason

Everything from throngs of low-flying North Korean AN-2 biplanes, to paragliders, and drones are a growing if not overwhelming threats to South Korea.<p>…

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China’s Air Force — 1,700 Combat Aircraft Ready for War

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China and its sister branch, the PLA Naval Air Force, operate a huge fleet of around 1,700 combat aircraft …

Professional Note: The U.S. F-35 versus the PRC J-20 | U.S. Naval Institute

Based on photographs available, the J-20 appears to be larger than the U.S. Air Force F-22, which is larger than the F-35. According to aviation …

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Canadian spy agency releases its top anti-malware tool as free software.

The Canadian Communications Security Establishment -- the most secretive of Canada's spy agencies -- has released the sourcecode for Assemblyline, a …

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India Might Finally Terminate Their Stealth Fighter Program With Russia

With geopolitical winds shifting in Asia, could New Delhi's turn away from Moscow for its high end fighter project lead to an Indian F-35 …

A Russian Ghost Submarine, Its U.S. Pursuers and a Deadly New Cold War - WSJ

The Krasnodar, a Russian attack submarine, left the coast of Libya in late May, headed east across the Mediterranean, then slipped undersea, quiet as a mouse. Then, it fired a volley of cruise missiles into Syria.<p>In the days that followed, the diesel-electric sub was pursued by the aircraft carrier …

Military

The Last Horse Soldiers – What Were History’s Final Cavalry Charges?

“In the last 100 years, there have in fact been at least three successful mass cavalry charges.” By Rafe McGregor ISAAC NEWTON WASN’T thinking about …

This American spymaster from the Korean War was nearly forgotten

The shelling started on Sunday morning, before sunrise. It was June 25, 1950. A couple of hours later, dozens of Soviet-made, state-of-the-art battle tanks from the Korean People’s Army — along with about 90,000 troops — began moving across the 38th parallel to attack South Korea.<p>Suddenly, the Cold …

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The monster nuclear submarine the US sent to South Korea looks like it may be packed with Navy SEALs

The US Navy maintains that the USS Michigan, a submarine known for carrying special-ops teams, stopped in the South Korean city of Busan for a "routine port visit," but pictures of the event suggest a more clandestine purpose that may involve US Navy SEALs.<p>On top of the Michigan as it arrived in …

Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Dangerous Submarine

How history's first combat sub changed warfare forever — then vanished.The post Life Inside The Civil War’s Most Dangerous Submarine appeared first …

A Civil War Myth That Won’t Go Away

Today The Post & Courier in Charleston published my op-ed in response to Monday’s proposal from two South Carolina legislators, who would like to see …

A huge number of Soviet soldiers deserted to the German side and even took up arms alongside the fascists. Why?<p>The debt that all of Europe owes the Red Army for defeating Hitler is incontrovertible, however grudgingly it is acknowledged in many quarters. What is less well known but remarkable is …

World History

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