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U.S. Navy's New Weapon Fires at 7 Times the Speed of Sound

The U.S. Navy's latest innovation comes in the form of a 23-pound projectile that can fly at seven times the speed of sound, and it will be ready for …

North Korea fires short-range missiles

North Korea has launched three short-range guided missiles, according to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap.<p>Citing defense ministry sources in Seoul, Yonhap said the missiles had crashed into the Sea of Japan, off the eastern coast of the Korean peninsula.<p>Two rockets were launched this …

Demand For Ammunition Is Up. Why Aren't Prices?

Sales of guns and ammunition rose after President Obama took office in 2008, and they went through the roof starting late last year, when a school shooting led to a push for new gun control measures. That's led to a prolonged ammunition shortage, even with manufacturers running at full capacity.<p>A …

Navy builds DDG 1000 with next-generation precision gun

The U.S. Navy's DDG 1000 next-generation land-attack destroyer is being engineered with a stealthy, precision strike Advanced Gun System (AGS) that …

US Navy readies 'laser attack' weapon in 2014

The US Navy said it is preparing to roll out a sea-based laser weapon capable of disabling small enemy vessels and shooting down surveillance …

Military

How Marines Train for an Enemy Like North Korea

At a training ground way out in the California desert, U.S. Marines prepare for the threat of a more modern enemy: so-called "near peers" such as Iran and North Korea that can bring 20th-century weapons to bear.<p>The days when the Pentagon focused on fighting insurgents are gone. At a training ground …