An artist’s conception of the Amphibious Ready Group with the addition of Mobile Landing Platforms. US Marine Corps Photo
The following is from the U.S. Marine Corps 2013 Seabasing Required Capabilities Annual Report.
The Seabasing Required Capabilities Annual Report is published to provide Navy and Marine Corps capability developers, program managers, operational planners and warfighters an overview of key programs managed and monitored by the Seabasing Integration Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Combat Development & Integration. The Annual Report also provides a list of required capabilities for the Afloat MAGTF to effectively operate in the seabase and to extend naval power ashore through the conduct of naval expeditionary operations. Read More
X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator is towed into the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on May, 13 1980. US Navy Photo
The Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will not force the U.S. Navy to restructure its Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft program, service officials said. Read More
Several People’s Liberation Army Navy Houbei missile boats.
The following is from the recently released written testimony from Jesse Karotkin is the Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO) for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission on Jan. 30, 2014. Read More
An undated photo of the amphibious warship INS Gharial (L 23). Global Security Photo
An Indian Navy amphibious warship was grounded on the eastern shore of the country last week adding another entry to a long line of mishaps for the service in the last several months. Read More
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers has been tapped to lead the National Security Agency. He is currently the head of U.S. Navy’s 10th Fleet. US Navy Photo
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Michael Rogers to head U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. Read More
From the January, 2014 document Implementation Plan for The National Strategy for the Arctic Region. Read More
The following is a Jan. 15, 2014 Congressional Research Service on the impact of the ongoing sanctions on Iran. Read More
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator conducts a touch and go landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). US Navy Photo
The U.S. Navy plans to take the Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator (UCAS-D) aircraft out to sea onboard an aircraft carrier this summer to test how well it operates together with manned aircraft around the ship and on the flight deck. Read More
USS George Washington (CVN-73) on Dec. 2, 2013. A proposed reduction in the US carrier fleet was stalled this week after the White House told the Pentagon to look for cuts elsewhere. US Navy Photo
The White House is pushing back against a Pentagon plan to cut a carrier as part of its Fiscal Year 2015 budget, several sources confirmed to USNI News. Read More
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Capt. William D. Swenson on Oct. 15, 2013. US Army Photo.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is kicking off a department-wide review of how the U.S. military awards battlefield commendations to American service members. Read More