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US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren't far behind

US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren't far behind | The US Navy the best Navy in the World | Scoop.it
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of Star Wars, with lasers designed to shoot down drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. And the future is now.
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The Navy has a knack for taking Star Wars and making it a reality. The Navy is ready to deploy a laser system during this summer. This may seem like an impossible endeavor, but for the Navy the problem is not technology. The biggest problem is to try and squeeze all this new technology out of a rapidly decreasing budget. If these lasers did become a reality it would cost less because with bombs and ammo you have to replace. With lasers there is nothing to replace. Lasers would entirely changed the way we fight and would revolutionize modern warfare. Although there are cons to using lasers instead of missiles and bombs. The lasers would not be as effective through rain or if there was any turbulence in the atmosphere. Although all great things have their faults. Although these problems can be resolved and the weather problem has already been resolved.

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US Navy's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier Begins Testing Phase

US Navy's Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier Begins Testing Phase | The US Navy the best Navy in the World | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier — a massive warship outfitted with the latest radar technology and sophisticated systems to accommodate unmanned, carrier-launched drones — is set to undergo more than two years of rigorous testing.
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The U.S. Navy has just made a really exciting purchase, which was a new aircraft carrier.  This air craft carrier is top of the line with all the sophisticated and advanced technology systems to accommodate unmanned, carrier-launched drones.  This is a very exciting purchase for the Navy because the Navy's strong suit in this country is aircraft carriers.  To strengthen our strong suit will only make the navy more powerful and effective than they already are.  This new aircraft  carrier is not quite a done deal yet.  It is scheduled for two years of testing and finding out if everything works.  U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford (name of ship) is the introduction to the next generation of aircraft carriers. This is the newest design of an aircraft carrier since the 1969s U.S.S. Nimitz.  The ship was christened as of last November and expected to be an active aircraft carrier in 2016.  Construction has already begun for the next aircraft carrier for that fleet, it will be called the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy.

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US Navy tests robot fire-fighters

US Navy tests robot fire-fighters | The US Navy the best Navy in the World | Scoop.it
A humanoid fire-fighting robot is to be tested by the US Navy as the latest move towards a more robotic military.
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The U.S. Navy is introducing the idea of shipboard autonomous fire fighting robots. These robots are being built by Virginia University by engineers and are scheduled to be tested this summer. These robots have a variety of tasks that they are able to do for example they are able to withstand heat longer which will make them great fire-fighters. It is also expected of them to balance, turn valves, pick up and drag a fire hose and jet water on the fire.The US Navy has a great reputation and a great country to protect. These robots are also easily able to work with humans and can find and suppress shipboard fires. They believe that robots will help a lot during warfare. The Pentagons D.A.R.P.A. (Defense Advances Research Projects Agency) is planning on not only using robots on ships, but also on the Navy.

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Say Goodbye To The Tomahawk Missile

Say Goodbye To The Tomahawk Missile | The US Navy the best Navy in the World | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy's use of the Tomahawk missile may start winding down as the Pentagon terminates its production from 2016 onward.
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Part of what makes the U.S. Navy so great is the amount of funding, time, and effort we put into it. No other in the whole world has more than two aircraft carriers and the U.S. has 11. With all these cutbacks and the downfall of the economy the navy cannot afford all the expensive innovative weaponry like the tomahawk missile which showed great success during the Gulf War. After years and years of service in the navy we will no longer buy tomahawks after 2015. The Navy not buying the tomahawks does not only hurt the navy it hurts over the 100 suppliers that make part for the missile. It will take a while for these businesses to recover but it is necessary for Navy to make these cutbacks. The worst cutbacks for the Navy are from 2016 - 2019. The defense secretary have been dreading those years ever since the 2011 budget control act.

 

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Un Anchoring the Navy

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One of the reasons the US Navy is so great is because of their adaptability. The last century has been constant reinvention for the navy because of the changes of modern warfare with the technology and weaponry. Through all the hard work through the Navy's rebuilding stage they were still able to keep their great reputation and high quality standard of work. During the rebuilding stage with more complicated technology required a more advanced crew. The Crew was required to take two hours of instruction a day but got perks because of this like ice cream and laundry service. Ever since perks started in the navy there has been a significant rise in quality and number of men in the Navy. The navy is still adapting and changing today to gear towards 21st century warfare.

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