Not UFOs: Navy pilots given guidance on reporting ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’

Not UFOs: Navy pilots given guidance on reporting ‘unexplained aerial phenomena’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2019 The U.S. Navy this year sent out new classified guidance for how its pilots report what the Pentagon calls “unexplained aerial phenomena,” or unidentified flying objects. The new guidance was an update of instructions that went out to the fleet in 2015 after pilots participating in training maneuvers off […]

The military and UFOs: New policy seeks to bridge ‘gap in situational awareness’

The military and UFOs: New policy seeks to bridge ‘gap in situational awareness’

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2019 “Situational awareness” is the military term for having complete understanding of the environment in which you are operating. “During a military mission, whether in peace or in war, if a pilot or soldier can’t identify an object, they have a serious problem: How should they react, without knowing if […]

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

U.S. Navy seizes arms shipment near Yemen

by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2018 The crew of a U.S. destroyer has seized 2,500 AK -47 rifles and other weapons from a vessel off the coast of Yemen. U.S. authorities on Oct. 25 said they invited UN inspectors to determine whether the weapons provide proof that Iran is smuggling arms to Houthi rebels in […]

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

U.S. warships answer China with pass through Taiwan Strait

by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2018 The United States on July 7 sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait in a move that follows a series of Chinese military drills around Taiwan that have stoked tensions between Beijing and Taipei. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin and […]

Carter says ‘navigational error’ caused sailors to enter Iranian waters

Carter says ‘navigational error’ caused sailors to enter Iranian waters

Special to WorldTribune.com The 10 sailors detained by Iran were on two U.S. vessels that entered Iranian waters due to a “navigational error,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Jan. 14. “They did not report this navigational error at the time. It may be that they were trying to sort it out at the time […]

U.S. firm says its jet boat could keep Iran from closing Strait of Hormuz

U.S. firm says its jet boat could keep Iran from closing Strait of Hormuz

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A U.S. company has presented a maritime solution to Iran’s threat to the Gulf. Juliet Marine Systems, based in Portsmouth, N.H., has been briefing major defense contractors and governments on its new fast attack craft. Juliet asserted that the platform, called Ghost, was designed to protect the Iranian-dominated Strait of […]