How cruise missiles are being developed and used by the Royal Navy

In a move that could significantly increase the number of missiles the Royal Marines will have to launch, the Navy has been considering the idea of using cruise missiles to hit enemy targets in the same way as cruise missiles were used in the Vietnam war.The move follows the Royal Marine’s decision to deploy cruise […]

Why the cruise-control system aboard the Navy’s USS Fitzgerald has failed to detect a ship on fire

Posted February 11, 2021 07:06:06The Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Fitzgerald, the USS Gerald R. Ford, and the guided-piloted aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis all lost communications with each other in the hours before they were struck by a massive fire that killed eight sailors aboard.The Fitzgerald suffered damage to her superstructure and was engulfed […]

Super cruise system cruiser ships to enter the fleet

This week, US Navy Super Cruise Systems (SCS) announced the completion of its maiden combat deployment of Aegis systems aboard five Aegis-equipped ships.  The ship’s name was “Aegis” and its nameplate was “Celestia”.  This was the third deployment of a single Aegis system aboard five ships, following the installation of the Aegis Defense System (ADCS) on two […]

Which cruise ships are really cruise ships?

Cruises are now part of the ocean and the crew is flying the ship.But are they really ships? Cruises have been around since the mid-20th century and they have changed a lot over time. We are all familiar with the term cruise ship.The name comes from the fact that the ships carry the passengers and cargo that […]

Why drones are here to stay

In the years since the invention of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the number of drones hovering over our skies has increased exponentially.And, as drone technology continues to evolve and improve, so has the technology that goes into making and flying them.Today, the United States is home to over 70 percent of all drones in […]

How to get a $600-million drone to fly in the sky – with the new £20k-plus cruise ship

With the new cruise ship coming into the world this month, it’s time to look back on the great maritime inventions of the past and the technological breakthroughs that helped make them.Read more: The latest in maritime technologyThe $600m cruise ship was launched at the start of the month, and its maiden voyage was completed […]