Nov 11, 2020
CNO Gilday: Navy Needs ‘Fundamental Change’ in Developing Fighters
A decade from now, the backbone of the Navy’s tactical air fleet will begin to retire with no clear successor in line yet. Earlier this year, the service signaled the end of...
Nov 7, 2020
LCS USS Detroit Towed Into Port After Losing Power
Littoral Combat Ship USS Detroit (LCS-7) was towed into a Florida port after losing power on its way to port for repairs, after suffering a previous engineering casualty that took it...
Nov 3, 2020
Navy’s Next-Generation SSN(X) Attack Boat
The Navy’s next attack submarine will feature technology in the Columbia-class program and be significantly larger than the current class of the Virginia-class attack...
Oct 29, 2020
SECNAV Calls for Light Carrier, ‘Joint Strike Frigate’
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite made a full-throated call for U.S. naval expansion, citing the growing Chinese Navy as the prime driver of the need for a larger fleet. He said...
Oct 27, 2020
Air Boss Orders Naval Aviation Safety Stand Down After Crashes
The head of naval aviation has ordered a safety stand down after two crashes last week only three days apart, the Navy announced on Monday. All non-deployed aviation units stopped...
Oct 16, 2020
USS Ronald Reagan Back in the South China Sea
The Ronald Regan Carrier Strike Group is now operating in the South China Sea for the third time as part of its current underway period. Meanwhile, a destroyer made a transit of the...
Oct 15, 2020
CNO's Priorities for ‘DDG Next’ Warship, New Attack Sub
The Navy’s next warship needs more missiles than the current crop of Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers but must be smaller and cheaper than the trio of Zumwalt-class...
Sep 9, 2020
PACFLEET Preparing for 2021 Unmanned Fleet Battle Problem
Early next year, U.S. Pacific Fleet will assemble the unmanned systems the Navy has deployed to the Indo-Pacific for an exercise to serve as an early marker on integrating unmanned...
Sep 4, 2020
NTSB: USS Fitzgerald 'Unexplained’ Course Change ‘A Critical Error’
Federal investigators highlighted an “unexplained course change” by a U.S. guided-missile destroyer as “a critical error” that put the warship on the path to...
Aug 3, 2020
8 Missing After AAV Sinking Presumed Dead as Search Off California Ends
The seven Marines and sailor missing after their amphibious assault vehicle sank off the California coast are presumed dead as search and rescue operation ended, I Marine...
Jul 18, 2020
Two U.S. Carriers Return to South China Sea
Days after the State Department publicly rejected China's claims to much of the South China Sea, two carrier strike groups resumed operating in tandem in the region, the U.S. Pacific...
Jul 16, 2020
Second America-Class Amphib USS Tripoli Commissions
The second America-class amphibious warship entered the U.S. Navy fleet in an administrative action on Wednesday, without the pomp and circumstance of a commissioning ceremony.USS...
Jun 9, 2020
USS Gerald Ford EMALS Suffers Fault During Testing Period
USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) returned to port Sunday after its latest at-sea testing period with mixed results. While the carrier operated with the most complex air wing to date, the...
May 8, 2020
Braithwaite to SASC: Navy Department in 'Troubled Waters'
The nominee for secretary of the Navy position blamed nearly a decade's worth of Navy problems on a “breakdown” in leadership and culture during a Thursday confirmation...
May 7, 2020
Carrier Reagan Underway as China Moves in S. China Sea
The U.S. aircraft carrier forward deployed to Japan is back at sea for trials after its annual repair period and ahead of its spring patrol in the Western Pacific, USNI News has...
Apr 30, 2020
USS Bunker Hill Conducts 2nd SCS FONOP This Week
Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) conducted a freedom of navigation operation through the Spratly Island chain in the South China Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on...
Apr 29, 2020
China Scrambles Aircraft, Ships to 'Expel' U.S. Warship from SCS
Chinese authorities said they sortied ships and aircraft to “track, monitor, verify, identify and expel” a U.S. warship from the Paracel Island chain in the South China...
Apr 25, 2020
Navy Recommends Reinstating USS Theodore Roosevelt CO
The carrier commander fired over his memo asking for help dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak on his ship should be reinstated, Navy leaders recommended, two sources familiar with the...
Apr 18, 2020
Navy, CDC to Study COVID-19 Outbreak on USS Roosevelt
To better refine how the Navy fights COVID-19, the service and the Center for Disease Control are mounting a study see how the virus spread aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt...
Apr 15, 2020
Truman Strike Group Will Stay at Sea to Avoid COVID-19
The Truman Carrier Strike Group will stay at sea at least until the Nimitz CSG is ready to deploy, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said on Tuesday.In order to...
Apr 13, 2020
Nearly 600 Sailors on USS Roosevelt Have Tested Positive for COVID-19
More than one out of ten sailors assigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have tested positive for COVID-19 as the Navy continues to isolate the infected sailors from the rest of...
Apr 1, 2020
Carrier Roosevelt CO Asks Navy to Quarantine Entire Crew Ashore
The commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) asked U.S. Pacific Fleet leadership to take his crew off his carrier and send them all into quarantine ashore on Guam, as a COVID-19...
Mar 30, 2020
Navy Recruit Tests Positive for Coronavirus at Boot Camp
A recruit at the Navy's Illinois boot camp for enlisted sailors has tested positive for COVID-19, the service announced on Saturday.The prospective sailor is now isolated at a...
Mar 21, 2020
DoD Test Launches Prototype Hypersonic Weapon (VIDEO)
The template for a new generation of Army and Navy weapons was put to the test in a late Thursday missile launch in Hawaii.A prototype of the joint common hypersonic glide body...
Mar 18, 2020
DoD Preparing Navy Hospital Ships for Coronavirus Response
The Pentagon is starting the process of activating Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) and USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) as part of the Defense Department's domestic response to the...
Feb 26, 2020
SECDEF Holds Back 30-Year Shipbuilding Outlook, 355 Shipbuilding Plan
Release of the Navy's long-range shipbuilding plan and service's plan to grow to at least 355 ships is on indefinite hold on orders from Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, USNI News...
Feb 22, 2020
Eisenhower CSG's Rapid Deployment Keeps Foes Offguard
The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group deployed this week immediately after completing its graduation exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, U.S. 2nd Fleet announced on Thursday.USS Eisenhower...
Feb 11, 2020
Navy Cuts Super Hornet Production to Develop Next-Generation Fighter
THE PENTAGON – The Navy wants to truncate production of the legacy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in favor of pumping money into accelerating the development of its long-gestating...
Jan 30, 2020
Carrier Fleet Key Issue as Force Structure Moves Through Pentagon
The role of the aircraft carrier is a keystone issue as the Navy crafts its fleet of the future, Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly said on Wednesday.Now, the Navy's offensive...
Jan 27, 2020
Navy MH-60S Helicopter Crashes in the Philippine Sea off Okinawa
Five sailors are in stable condition following the crash of their MH-60S helicopter in the Philippine Sea, U.S. 7th Fleet said on Saturday.The MH-60S was operating from 7th Fleet...
Jan 1, 2020
U.S. Fleet Created to Counter Russian Subs Now Fully Operational
The Navy's fleet created to beef up its Atlantic presence against Russia is now fully operational, according to a Tuesday statement from the service.Announced in May 2018, Norfolk,...
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