The Future of the US Navy is powered by a consumer engine war

The US Navy has always been interested in testing new propulsion technologies or combining what's already on-the-shelf in new ways for greater efficiency. The new Zumwalt class destroyers, for example, will have gas turbine-electric propulsion provided by two Rolls Royce Trent jet engines. While the turbine-electric… » 7/06/14 10:01am 7/06/14 10:01am

Inside the Royal Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier

The Queen - who the carrier is not actually named after, confusingly - will be smashing a bottle of whisky on the deck to name her tomorrow, and she'll be out of dry dock by the end of the month, to make room for her sister ship, the Prince of Wales. Outfitting and final assembly will continue, in preparation for her… » 7/03/14 3:02pm 7/03/14 3:02pm