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Weapon Wednesday – Navy Recovers NASA’s Orion Space Capsule

Navy divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 attach an inflatable ring to NASA's...
Navy divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 attach an inflatable ring to NASA’s Orion test vehicle(Credit: US Navy)

The US Navy has completed the latest in a series of sea trials to work out the bugs of recovering NASA’s Orion space capsule after its end-of-mission splashdown. The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) completed Underway Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) on January 23, which involved the launch and recovery by special boat teams and Navy divers of a floating mock-up of the spacecraft under a variety of sea conditions, at night as well as daytime. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Navy to Unveil Laser Weapon at RIMPAC 2018

U. S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS JOHN PHILIP WAGNER, JR

Military Flying-Wing Tailsitter Drone

It is set to be the drone that can land anywhere, and turn any US Navy ship into an aircraft carrier.

Northrop Grumman has revealed its flying-wing tailsitter drone will take to the air in 2018 – and does not need a runway.

Instead, it simply lands on its tail – a design first tested in the 1950s.

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Darpa plans to build a full-scale demonstrator system of a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system (UAS) designed to use forward-deployed small ships as mobile launch and recovery sites. Click on image below for high-resolution.
Darpa plans to build a full-scale demonstrator system of a medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air system (UAS) designed to use forward-deployed small ships as mobile launch and recovery sites. Click on image below for high-resolution.

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Podcast – PC Navy Goes Gender Neutral – I Am Having A Constitutional Crisis

In this episode I discuss how the Obama administration now has its sights set on the United States Navy. They are attempting to strike all gender-specific names and titles in favor of friendlier gender-neutral expressions. If they have their way – gone will be titles such as Midshipman and corpsman.

In segment two I discuss my Constitutional crisis and coming to grips with the fact that at this point in our nation’s history we may never again see the country our founders envisioned. I explain that this is due in large part to the office of the Presidency – the Executive branch. read more