Latest Torpedo Stories

2014-04-15 12:21:03

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy's MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy's intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the first option exercised from a contract awarded in 2013 and brings the total contract...

2014-01-29 23:20:19

Edward A. L. Roberts is the father of modern-day shale fracking by inventing exploding torpedoes dropped in drilled wells. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Scripophily.com®, the Internet’s largest buyer and seller of collectible stock and bond certificates, is offering original stock certificates from the Roberts Petroleum Torpedo Company. These certificates have an ornate border around them with vignettes of an oil field and the torpedo exploding. We are offering both...

Japanese WWII Mega-Submarine Found Sunk Off Hawaiian Coast
2013-12-04 13:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A World War II-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarine has been found off the coast of Hawaii, 67 years after it was lost. The ship was discovered more than 2,300 feet below sea level near the southwest island of O'ahu. The I-400 submarine, longer than a football field, was the largest submarine ever built until the introduction of nuclear-powered subs in the 1960s. It had a range of 37,500 miles and was able to travel one and a half...

Trained Navy Dolphins Discover Rare 19th Century Torpedo
2013-05-20 05:07:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Navy has recovered an exceptionally rare artifact off the coast of Coronado, California — and if that wasn´t enough, the item in question was actually discovered not by humans, but by trained dolphins. The find was a rare 19th century Howell torpedo, and according to The Huffington Post it is one of only 50 ever manufactured and only one of two still in existence. It was found by dolphins which were reportedly...

2011-07-14 09:00:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Canada has completed its largest and most successful Technology Demonstration Program (TDP) with Defence Research and Development Canada Atlantic (DRDC Atlantic), demonstrating a torpedo-defence enhancement that will increase the level of protection for Canadian Navy ships. The Multisensor Torpedo Detection Classification and Localization (MSTDCL) Technology Demonstration Program was initiated in 2006 by DRDC Atlantic to...

2011-05-16 08:00:00

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Canada, a pioneer in the development of underwater acoustic processing systems, today announced the creation of a new Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (UW ISR) Centre of Excellence. The latest in a series of initiatives made to reinforce General Dynamics Canada's underwater ISR technical and product leadership, the Centre is designed to accelerate the company's research and product development efforts as...

2011-01-18 15:04:47

Military tension between North Korea and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) extends to areas of the Yellow Sea. Now defence experts based in the Republic of Korea have devised improved methods to model underwater warfare, which they believe can aid future decisions about weapons and defence purchases. The details appear today in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, published by SAGE. The researchers based at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Seowon...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'