USS Independence (LCS 2) shows its maneuverability while underway in the Pacific Ocean on April 23, 2014. US Navy Photo
The following is the June 25, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
An image of guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) following a collision with a BGM-74 target drone on Saturday. The impact area is circled. NBC 7 San Diego Image/U.S. Naval Institute photo illustration
The following is the March 28, 2014 report from the commander’s investigation into the Nov. 16 strike of a Northrop Grumman BQM-74 target drone into the side USS Chancellorsville (CG-62). Read More
Lt. Cmdr. John Liddle, USS Hué City (CG-66). US Navy Photo
The number two aboard a Ticonderoga-class cruiser was removed from his position following an April fire on the ship during a transit of the Atlantic, according to Thursday evening press release from U.S. Fleet Forces. Read More
USS Hopper (DDG 70) launches a standard missile (SM) 3 Blk IA in 2009. US Navy Photo
The following is the June 20, 2014 report from the Congressional Research Service, Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program. Read More
MV Cape Ray (T-AKR-9679)
The U.S. ship that was quickly put into service to neutralize Syrian chemical weapons has departed Rota, Spain to take on the arms at an Italian port, Pentagon officials announced on Wednesday. Read More
An American sailor on guard near the Chinese guided missile destroyer Haikou (171) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on June 24, 2014. CCTV Photo
Two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships arrived at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday, according to Chinese press reports. Read More
Missile Defense Agency’s Flight Test 06b Ground-Based Interceptor launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on June 22, 2014. MDA Photo
The Missile Defense Agency scored its first hit with a new type of interceptor in a Sunday simulated ballistic missile attack on the American homeland, the Pentagon announced. Read More
Cheng Kung class frigates based on U.S. designs.
The following is the Congressional Research Service June 13, 2014 report, Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense about the Defense Department’s FY15 budget request June 18, 2014. DoD Photo
With aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) and its battle group and amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) in position in the Persian Gulf, senators on Defense Appropriations Subcommittee asked very few questions about the budget but plenty on the rise of insurgents in Iraq, if will Afghanistan face the same fate in two years and what can the United States do about both on Wednesday. Read More
Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile. JSDF Photo
China is set to take “firm and effective actions,” in response to a planned move of anti-ship missiles by Japanese Self Defense Force closer to the disputed Senkaku Islands, according to a Monday statement from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read More