Missile interceptors scrutinized after latest test failure

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The viability of a system designed to destroy missiles headed for the United States has come under scrutiny after mixed results during testing, officials said.

Mexican vice admiral killed in attack in Michoacan state

MEXICO CITY, July 29 (UPI) -- Mexican Vice Adm. Carlos Miguel Salazar Ramonet was killed Sunday in an attack on navy personnel by gunmen in Michoacan state, officials said.

Russia, China begin Sea of Japan joint exercise

MOSCOW, July 5 (UPI) -- Russia and China Friday began their large-scale naval exercise in the Sea of Japan with the arrival of seven Chinese ships, military officials said.

BAE delivers OPV to Brazil

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) -- The Brazilian navy has received the third and final Ocean Patrol Boat from Britain's BAE Systems under a 2012 contract.

Rape charges brought against three Navy football players

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 19 (UPI) -- Three U.S. Naval Academy football players Wednesday were charged with raping a female midshipman and lying in an official statement.

Levin scoffs at East Coast missile plans

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- There's no military reason to deploy U.S. missile defense systems on the East Coast, military officials told U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

UCF says former student planned massacre before suicide

ORLANDO, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- A former University of Central Florida student planned to draw students out of a dorm so he could shoot them before he took his own life, officials said Friday.

Bangladesh gets its first Hamilton class cutter

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 30 (UPI) -- Bangladesh received it first decommissioned Hamilton-class cutter from the U.S. Coast Guard at a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California.

Thales UK to service British navy sensors

ADDLESTONE, England, May 29 (UPI) -- Thales UK has won a multi-million dollar contract to maintain and repair advanced sensor systems on British Navy submarines and mine-hunting vessels.
Carrier-based unmanned jet launch set to open new markets

Carrier-based unmanned jet launch set to open new markets

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's launch of a carrier-based unmanned aircraft opens new markets for defense industries as the catapult-driven flight is celebrated across the sector as a milestone event.

Pakistan commissions last Zulfiquar frigate

ISLAMABAD, April 25 (UPI) -- Pakistan's navy commissioned fhe fourth and last F-22P Zulfiquar-class frigate at a ceremony at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works.

Nobel Peace Prize stolen in burglary

NEWCASTLE, England, April 4 (UPI) -- A Nobel Peace Prize medallion and a lock of hair from a naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars were stolen in a burglary in northern England, police said Wednesday.

Bangladesh still aiming for sub purchases

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 14 (UPI) -- Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the country is on target to purchase two submarines, but did not name the seller country.

Work starts on nuke reactor core facility

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The building of a new Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility for nuclear reactor cores for submarines has started in Britain.

Turkey indicts 357 in military spy case

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Turkish authorities say they have indicted 357 suspects allegedly involved in a spy ring that used sex workers to blackmail targeted military officers.
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Vice Adm
During full military burial honors for Adm. Thomas H. Moorer at Arlington National Cemetery, Mrs. Carrie Moorer receives the National Ensign from retired Vice Adm. Joe P. Moorer, Adm. MoorerÕs surviving brother, on February 20, 2004. Adm. Moorer is a graduate of the Naval Academy class of1933 and went on to served as the Chief of Naval Operations from 1967-1970, whereupon he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a post he held until his retirement in 1974. A former naval aviator, Moorer earned many medals and honors during his career, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (UPI Photo/Mark J. Rebilas/US Navy).

Vice Admiral is a senior naval rank of a 3 star flag officer, which is equivalent to Lieutenant General in the other uniformed services. A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral. In many navies, Vice Admiral is a three star rank with a NATO Code of OF-8, although in some navies like the French Navy it is an OF-7 rank, the OF-8 code corresponding to the four star rank of Squadron Vice-Admiral.

The rank insignia for a Vice Admiral usually involves three stars, but this is not always the case. In the navy of Iraq, Vice Admiral insignia involves one star. In the navies of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, North Korea, and Russia, Vice Admiral insignia involves two stars, and in the navy of Turkey, Vice Admiral insignia involves four stars.

Australian Vice Admiral shoulder board

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