Navy

But do they have fricken laser beams

The Russians have nicked the Ukraine’s secret combat dolphins.

Foreign Policy reports:

The Ukrainian military is promising to one day reclaim its¬†former¬†bases in Crimea, but one unit has been lost forever: Ukraine’s combat dolphins, who are now swimming for Russia.

The dolphins, stationed in a Ukrainian navy oceanarium in Sevastopol, will now attack enemy scuba divers, attach buoys to sea-floor mines, and patrol open waters at the behest of Moscow,¬†according¬†to Russian news service RIA Novosti. The program had been set to shut down, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has apparently given Sevastopol’s combat dolphins another crack at navy life. “Our experts have developed new devices, which convert the detection of objects by the dolphins’ underwater sonar to a signal on an operator’s monitor,” an oceanarium employee told the news service in an overt attempt to curry favor with his new bosses. “But the Ukrainian navy lacked the funds for such know-how, and some projects had to be shuttered.”¬† Read more »

Join the navy. It will be awesome. Promise.

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A Kiwi Christmas: HMNZS TE MANA

Map of the Day

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American aircraft carriers operations in the Pacific War 1941-42

Len Brown will be pleased he isn’t in the Navy!

It looks like the Navy takes rooting of the underlings very seriously, much more seriously than Len Brown does.

A senior navy officer has been found guilty of charges relating to a relationship with a subordinate at a Court Martial.

Commodore Kevin Keat, 55, had denied eight charges relating to offences under the Armed Forces Discipline Act.

The counts cover breaching orders and other acts likely to prejudice discipline or discredit the service.

A Court Martial, which ended today, Commodore Keat was found guilty of five of the eight charges, Radio New Zealand reported.

Interim suppression orders prevented publishing some details including the extent of the affair and the complainant’s name.

The woman at the centre of the trial alleged the Commodore exercised power and control over her employment conditions when she tried to end their affair after several years.¬† Read more »

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Aussie sub wins US Naval exercise

Nice to see a bit of Down Under cunning beat two frigates, two destroyers and a nuclear sub:

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Latest Battle for the Falklands now on Wikipedia, Ctd

The original edit has been taken down but there was a better one that is still sitting there on the Argentine Navy Wikipedia page:

According to the RAND corporation, the Argentine Navy has the highest proportion of homosexual, bisexual or transgendered officers of any military force in the developed world.

Of course it could be true, but who would know?

Latest Battle for the Falklands now on Wikipedia

via the tipline

The Argentine Navy Wiki page to be specific: