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Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

Japan raises military profile in naval war games with US

Japan stepped up its role in large-scale war games with the United States this week, with one of its admirals commanding air and sea maneuvers that the US military described as the most complex ever overseen by the Japanese navy. The Keen Sword exercises involving more than 30,000 Japanese troops and 11,000 US personnel...

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

Three US sailors were assaulted on Wednesday by about 20 people on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, and the assault was videotaped and then posted on the internet, the Navy said. The American embassy said the videotaped assault on the sailors was "appalling," reports ABC News. (1/4)The video showing an assault on three visiting American...

2 US Navy jets crash in Pacific ocean

2 US Navy jets crash in Pacific ocean

The US Navy is continuing to search for a missing pilot, after two of its jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean, a spokesman has said. The F/A-18C Hornets were operating off the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson when they came down. Pledge to ACT if you notice signs of distress in your shipmates ...

US Navy promotes 1st 4-star lady admiral

US Navy promotes 1st 4-star lady admiral

The United States Navy has promoted Michelle Janine Howard to the rank of four-star admiral during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presided over the ceremony and administered the oath of office, reports a US Navy News Service report. US...

Missing MH370: 'Ping area' ruled out

Missing MH370: 'Ping area' ruled out

The area where acoustic signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected can now be ruled out as the final resting place of flight MH370, Australian officials say. The Bluefin-21 submersible robot had finished its search of the area and found nothing, they said. Efforts would now focus on reviewing search data, surveying...

Cyclone threatens to disrupt MH370 search

Cyclone threatens to disrupt MH370 search

A tropical cyclone was threatening to hamper the search for a missing Malaysian jetliner in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean on Monday, as a submarine drone neared the end of its mission scouring the sea bed with still no sign of wreckage. The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished on...

Mini-sub completes 3rd MH370 search mission

Mini-sub completes 3rd MH370 search mission

A mini-submarine searching for the missing Malaysian plane has completed a full mission at its third attempt. Two previous missions to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage were cut short by technical problems. The data from the sub's latest mission is being analysed. Previous forays have not shown anything significant. It is searching...

Search For Mh370

Undersea drone hunt may take 2 months

Undersea drone hunt may take 2 months

A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said yesterday. The prediction coincided with the end to the abbreviated...

MH370 search baffles even US navy super plane

MH370 search baffles even US navy super plane

Of all the 20 aircraft and ships out scouring the vast Indian Ocean for debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the US Navy's P-8 Poseidon seems perhaps the most likely to help unlock modern aviation's most confounding mystery. Five workstations lining the fuselage display high-definition video from the top-secret sensors that make this one...

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