pentagon: Rocket failure delays US hypersonic weapon test, say sources – Times of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s hypersonic weapon programs suffered a setback after a booster rocket carrying a hypersonic weapon failed to lift off, people briefed on the test result said. The test was intended to validate aspects of one of the Pentagon’s hypersonic glide vehicles in development, two of the people said. Hypersonic glide vehicles are launched … Read more

Personnel Who Refuse Jabs To Be Discharged: US Navy’s Vaccine Mandate

Reading Time: 5 minutes People expelled for refusing the vaccine will receive a general honorable discharge, Navy said. Washington: The US Navy said Thursday that personnel who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 will be expelled from the force, ahead of the November 28 deadline for the injection. “With Covid-19 vaccines now mandatory for all military members, the Navy … Read more

How an unnamed friendly country helped FBI nab couple offering to sell US’ N-sub secrets – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes WASHINGTON: In yet another baffling espionage case, an accomplished US Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were produced in a West Virginia court on Tuesday after the FBI arrested them on charges of trying to sell nuclear submarine propulsion technology to an unnamed friendly foreign country. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana, who has a … Read more

Couple Accused Of Selling US Nuclear Secrets For $5 Million Appears In Court

Reading Time: 7 minutes Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana appeared separately at the federal court New York: A US nuclear engineer and his wife appeared in court Tuesday days after their arrest for trying to sell submarine secrets for $5 million, as speculation persisted on which country was the targeted buyer. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana Toebbe … Read more

US couple arrested for selling nuclear warship data – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes WASHINGTON: A US couple has been arrested in the state of West Virginia for allegedly selling information on nuclear warships to what they believed was a foreign state, the Justice Department said Sunday. Jonathan Toebbe, 42, who worked as a nuclear engineer for the US Navy, and his wife Diana, 45, were arrested by Federal … Read more

navy: US nuclear sub hits ‘object’ in South China Sea, no life-threatening injuries – Times of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes WASHINGTON: A US Navy submarine hit an “object” while submerged in the Asia-pacific region, but the incident did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the United States military said on Thursday. The incident took place on Saturday and the submarine’s nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not impacted and remain operational, the Navy said in … Read more

navy: US nuclear sub damaged in underwater collision – Times of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes WASHINGTON: A US nuclear submarine was damaged after hitting an unidentified object while operating underwater in Asia, the US Navy said Thursday. The USS Connecticut, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, “struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of October 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region,” the navy said in a statement. … Read more

Drones and jets: China shows off new air power – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes ZHUHAI, China: China on Tuesday showed off its increasingly sophisticated air power including surveillance drones and jets able to jam hostile electronic equipment, with an eye on disputed territories from Taiwan to the South China Sea and rivalry with the United States. The country’s biggest airshow, in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, comes as … Read more

US warship sails near disputed South China Sea islands – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes TOKYO: The US Navy sailed a warship near the disputed South China Sea on Wednesday for the first time since Beijing began implementing a law requiring foreign vessels to give notice before entering waters it claims, local media reported. The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold “engaged in ‘normal operations’ within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef” … Read more

British navy group: ‘Potential hijack’ of ship off UAE coast – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes DUBAI: The British navy warned Tuesday of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, without elaborating. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West over Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers and as commercial shipping in the region has … Read more