05 Aug '15, 6pm

Navy's 'most lethal weapon' enters submarine fleet

Navy's 'most lethal weapon' enters submarine fleet

The $2.5 billion sub can launch a dozen Tomahawk missiles from vertical launch system tubes (starting in 2019, Block V variants will include the Virginia Payload Module, which will add four launch tubes and 28 Tomahawks). Mark 48 advanced capability torpedoes are fired from four horizontal tubes. The torpedo room can quickly be reconfigured to launch unmanned undersea vehicles or a SEAL team. The space was fitted with 23 makeshift racks when Navy Times toured the sub on Aug. 1. The large lock-in/lock-out chamber allows deployment without the need to surface, and a fly-by-wire ship control system provides unmatched operation in littoral areas.

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/tech/2015/08/05/n...

Tweets

[email protected] is answered on its fleet size piec...

informationdissemination.net 04 Aug '15, 11pm

Jacobson is careful to note that as a strict exercise in counting, Senator Graham—and others who have lately made this cla...

US Navy About To Double Its LCS Fleet

US Navy About To Double Its LCS Fleet

defensenews.com 08 Aug '15, 2pm

The littoral combat ships Detroit, foreground, and Little Rock under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine's shipya...

Submarine Killers :: India's $61 Billion Warning to China

Submarine Killers :: India's $61 Billion Warnin...

defencenews.in 29 Jul '15, 3am

In a dock opening onto the Hooghly River near central Kolkata, one of India’s most lethal new weapons is going through a f...

US Navy Sidelines 3 Newest Subs

US Navy Sidelines 3 Newest Subs

defensenews.com 05 Aug '15, 11pm

US Navy sidelines three newest submarines pending steam plant inspections The submarine John Warner seen on sea trials thi...

How do I train myself to be like a #Navy #SEAL? Veteran writer explains. #SOV #SOT #military ht…

How do I train myself to be like a #Navy #SEAL?...

I’m not saying being a killer in this regard is a bad thing. Becoming a professionally trained gunmen in service of your c...

Australia To Build New Naval Fleet in $65B Package

Australia To Build New Naval Fleet in $65B Package

defensenews.com 04 Aug '15, 5pm

SYDNEY — Australia has announced an AUS $89 billion (US $65 billion) shipbuilding package to construct new frigates and pa...

New era as F90 assault rifle enters Australian ...

thalesgroup.com 04 Aug '15, 8am

AUD 100 million contract 30,000 rifles Around 2,500 SL40 grenade launchers Performance and reliability The Australian Depa...

Navy officer confirms he shot at Abdulazeez with his personal weapon - U.S. - Stripes

Navy officer confirms he shot at Abdulazeez wit...

stripes.com 31 Jul '15, 12pm

Lt. Cmdr. Tim White U.S. Navy Related DOD to allow more troops to be armed following Chattanooga attack Commanders and civ...

Sailor faces charges for submarine photos on ce...

navytimes.com 01 Aug '15, 2pm

It was the beginning of an unlikely series of events that led to the Justice Department filing charges that could put Mach...

AF Scientists: UAVs Could Be More Lethal, Survi...

defenseindustrydaily.com 05 Aug '15, 12am

Australia’s government is backing domestic shipyards to produce the country’s next generation of warships. The Defence Min...