NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Littoral Combat Ship builders are researching how to cram in additional lethal power into the existing Freedom- and Independence-variant ships. Read More
A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed in North Carolina, and the pilot is being treated at a local hospital after safely ejecting from the plane, according to the Marine Corps. Read More
The following is the May 17, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Several multinational exercises focused on interoperability have taken place in the Indo-Pacific region recently, including two involving French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) on its first deployment since 2016. Read More
As tensions between the United States and Iran continue to rise and fall, a Navy carrier strike group and amphibious ready group exercised together in the Arabian Sea over the weekend in a somewhat rare training event. Read More
The Navy recently awarded Raytheon a $16.8-million contract to repair the AN/SPY-1D transmitters suite aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79), providing a hint at the type of work required to bring the fire-damaged Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer back to the fleet.
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 20, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
The Department of the Navy awarded Sikorsky a $1.13-billion contract for 12 CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopters, the Defense Department announced on Friday. Read More
A U.S. Navy SEAL pled guilty to charges related to the hazing death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar and was sentenced to one year of confinement.
The following is the May 16, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, U.S.-Iran Tensions Escalate. Read More