Apr 7, 2021
Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group Enters South China Sea
The Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group is once again operating in the South China Sea, amid a flurry of recent U.S. Navy activity in the Indo-Pacific region. In a Tuesday news...
Apr 6, 2021
HASC Want Pentagon to Rethink Global Force Deployments
Lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee are urging the Pentagon to reassess how it employs military forces around the world. In a letter dated today to Defense Secretary...
Apr 2, 2021
Next Navy Helos Will Be Mix of Manned, Unmanned
The Navy is pursuing both manned and unmanned platforms for the aircraft that will replace its rotary-wing fleet, according to a service official. Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, who leads...
Mar 31, 2021
Navy: NGAD Will be Family of Systems
The Navy is leaning toward replacing its fleet of Super Hornets with another manned fighter that will work with emerging unmanned aircraft concepts under the umbrella of the...
Mar 12, 2021
Navy’s Infamous INSURV Reports Set to End
A long-standing independent report on the health of the U.S. Navy is set to end this year unless Congress acts, USNI News has learned. The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV),...
Mar 11, 2021
Pentagon Mulling Aircraft Carrier Reduction
The Pentagon is again considering a reduction in aircraft carrier force structure as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2022 budget submission to Congress, according to two sources...
Mar 5, 2021
Aegis Ashore on Guam Would ‘Free Up’ 3 Navy Destroyers
Building an Aegis Ashore facility on Guam would relieve three guided-missile destroyers from missile defense work and make them available for Navy tasking, the head of U.S....
Mar 1, 2021
USS Nimitz Begins Maintenance After 10-Month Deployment
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulled into San Diego, Calif., today, capping off a lengthy deployment before starting a maintenance period at one of the Navy’s...
Feb 19, 2021
Marines Defend ACV Development as Program Matures
The Marine Corps’ 20-year odyssey to replace its 1970s-era amphibious vehicle has hit more than a few roadblocks, but after months of operational testing, the service says the...
Feb 18, 2021
USS Russell Performs South China Sea FONOP
A U.S. guided-missile destroyer performed a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Wednesday, U.S. 7th Fleet announced. Destroyer USS Russell (DDG-59)...
Feb 9, 2021
Marines Considering 3 Littoral Regiments for the Indo-Pacific
As the Marine Corps reorganizes to prepare for a potential conflict with China, the service is considering three new Marine Littoral Regiments for its campaign of land warfare in the...
Feb 4, 2021
Constellation Frigate, DDG(X) Mark ‘Surface Ship Renaissance’
The Navy already has models of the Constellation-class frigate and the upcoming DDG(X) destroyer in the water at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock in Maryland and is using a new...
Feb 3, 2021
Acting SECNAV: Navy Shipbuilding Faces Review
As the Biden administration continues filling key positions, its plans for the Navy should come into better focus, according to the service’s top civilian. Speaking at the...
Jan 28, 2021
Electric Boat Ready To Meet ‘Increased Demand’ for Submarines
General Dynamics is equipped to meet the Navy’s “increased demand” for submarines, the company’s chief executive officer told investors on Wednesday. With a...
Jan 27, 2021
Wittman: India Presents ‘Opportunity’ to Counter China
As the United States seeks to counter China in the Indo-Pacific, it should look to partner with countries in the region like India, according to a long-time House Armed Services...
Jan 26, 2021
U.S. Navy Ships Operating With NATO in the Black Sea
Two U.S. Navy ships moved into the Black Sea over the weekend, U.S. 6th Fleet announced. Destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) moved into the Black Sea on Saturday to drill...
Jan 21, 2021
Marine Corps to Stand up First Marine Littoral Regiment
The Marine Corps plans to officially form the new unit designed to execute its island-hopping strategy in the Indo-Pacific next fiscal year, according to a service spokesman. Marine...
Jan 19, 2021
Navy Integrating LCSs, ESBs into New Operating Concepts
Surface warfare leaders throughout the Navy last week mused about how to employ new classes of ships such as the Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Sea Base, as the fleet...
Jan 8, 2021
China Voices Objections to U.S.-Taiwan Military Talks
China on Thursday expressed its objections to talks between the United States and Taiwan, according to a Thursday statement from the People’s Liberation Army. In a news...
Jan 5, 2021
HII Purchases Autonomous Systems Company
Huntington Ingalls Industries has purchased a company that focuses on autonomous systems, a move that comes as the Navy pursues unmanned and autonomous platforms for the fleet. In a...
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