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The Office of Naval Research and its industry partner marked a milestone for the Navy by successfully testing a solid-state, high-energy laser (HEL) from a surface ship, which disabled a small target vessel, April 6.
Lt. Matthew Ira Lowe, 33, and Lt. Nathan Hollingsworth Williams, 28, were killed Wednesday during a training mission when the F/A-18F Super Hornet they were flying crashed in an agricultural field near Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore.
A NATO airstrike has killed four civilians and nine rebels outside the oil port of Brega in eastern Libya, which is contested by Gadhafi loyalists and rebel forces. NATO has said it is investigating the deaths.