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The Navy's first laser weapon ready for prime time.
The U.S. Navy is set to install its first laser ever, with the technological capability of shooting down aerial craft — including drones — with science-fiction, movie-like drama.
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds.
The Navy has issued recommendations aimed at preventing another fire like the one that ravaged the submarine USS Miami while it was being overhauled at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, officials said Tuesday.
Officials are renaming the Washington Navy Yard building where a gunman fatally shot 12 people in September before he was killed by police.
The U.S. Navy has put the finishing touches on a penny contract that sends its first "supercarrier," the USS Forrestal, on its way to a scrap company in Brownsville, Texas.
The 12 victims of Monday morning's rampage inside the Washington Navy Yard were contractors and blue-collar workers, U.S. Naval Academy graduates and international transplants, softball coaches and Redskins fans. Each brought a story to the place they never left.
When shots rang out Monday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives deployed three dozen agents with unique training.
The Washington Navy Yard, a 41-acre compound of buildings on the Anacostia River in Southeast Washington and the scene of Monday's shooting rampage, has a history dating back to the beginnings of the 19th century.