Eyes from the sky on the sea: the new frontiers of maritime surveillance
In recent years, the development of autonomous aircraft systems (UAS) has surpassed all initiatives. Even in the recent conflict in Ukraine, these aircraft, commonly called ...
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Divers in search of secret codes: the story of the tin openers
In 1918, Rear Admiral William Reginald “Blinker” Hall, head of the British Naval Intelligence Division (NID) responsible for cracking codes, communications ...
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19 April 1246, Battle of Haugsnes: a (moderate) XNUMXth century Icelandic massacre
The Battle of Haugsnes (1246) represents the most violent armed confrontation in Icelandic history, even if "only" a hundred soldiers died. The Age of the Sturlungar, ...
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The recovery of the lost spy capsule (part two)
(Continued) We then came to the executive phase. Before the start of the recovery operations, tests were carried out on land and at sea to test the functionality of the bucket and ...
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The recovery of the lost spy capsule (part one)
Some will remember a famous film shot during the Cold War, Ice Station Zebra, inspired by a 1963 novel by Scottish author Alistair MacLean, a story of ...
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Mine alarm in the Black Sea?
Historically, naval mines have always been a serious threat to maritime traffic for both military and civilian units. Although their use is concentrated in ...
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Concrete ships
There were times when, instead of using traditional materials such as steel or wood, ships were built in ferrocement (reinforced concrete). If on the one hand this ...
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The story of the Halibut submarine, protagonist of many cold war mysteries
Among the most secret nuclear submarines of the US Navy, the USS Halibut is certainly among those that can boast a decidedly unique operational life. Born as ...
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One of the most mysterious underwater searches of the Cold War: the recovery of the Soviet nuclear submarine K-129
The story began in March 1968 when a conventional Soviet Golf-class submarine crashed during ...
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Lionel Crabb, a life lived adventurously
There are characters of the sea who have lived an adventurous life, leaving behind them an aura of mystery. Today...
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The first take-off and landing in the history of a gyroplane? On an Italian military ship!
We are now used to seeing aircraft taking off and landing on aircraft carriers, at a fast pace, together with very modern ...
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The OTO AS 450 project
In July 1942 the OTO shipyard in Livorno proposed to the Italian Royal Navy the project of an innovative ...
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A forgotten act of heroism by a young USN officer who became president
On that moonless night, with engines off so as not to be intercepted, the young commander of the PT -...
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Attack submarines… flying!
In the mid-30s, Russia began building a powerful fleet that included battleships, aircraft carriers and ships ...
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