A pair of Pacific mine countermeasures exercises are increasing the U.S. Navy’s ability to incorporate new laser technology and international naval units into mine hunting avoidance activities.
The Navy’s largest battle force has a new commander following a Wednesday ceremony on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). Read More
The following is the July 2, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
As Austal USA prepares to negotiate the contract for the final planned expeditionary fast transport (EPF) vessel, the shipbuilder is actively exploring how to keep the production line hot by pitching the hull as a solution for other Navy needs, such as providing medical services in austere coastal environments.
For the first time ever, an all-Navy crew flew a MV-22B Osprey on Thursday, traveling from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C.
The Navy completed a comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, proving that the unmanned helicopter can work with a Littoral Combat Ship to identify targets and gather intelligence in support of surface warfare. Read More
The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 9, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
Naval aviators from the U.S. and France are training together for the second time this year, anticipating the French navy’s resumption of carrier operations this fall.
This post has been updated to clarify that the Marine Corps would be interested in the light attack aircraft to support its training and exercises. A previous version of the article stated, due to source error, that the Marine Corps would consider using a light attack aircraft to support the joint force but did not have its own internal requirement for the airplane.
As the Air Force mulls its need for a light attack aircraft to supplement its fleet of high-end strike aircraft, the Marine Corps and Navy are also studying the program, Air Force and Marine officials told USNI News. Read More
NATO partners are teaming up for a high-end anti-submarine warfare exercise that will test the ability of surface ships and ASW aircraft to find attack boats in deep water. Read More