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US Navy conducts military exercise in South China Sea escalating tensions

Two US aircraft carriers  are conducting operations in the South China Sea for the first time in six years pushing back China’s sweeping claim to much of the contested region. USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Force arrived in the region unwrapping its own set of naval exercises near a disputed island chain. […]

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About 60% of U.S. Navy sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have coronavirus antibodies: Report

A U.S. Navy investigation into the spread of the coronavirus aboard the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has found that about 60 percent of sailors tested had antibodies for the virus, two U.S. officials told Reuters, suggesting far higher infection rate than previously known. In April, the Navy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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United States successfully tests laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight

A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight, the Navy’s Pacific Fleet said in a statement Friday. Images and videos provided by the Navy show the amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland executing “the first system-level implementation of a high-energy class solid-state laser” to disable an […]