Remains of a Chinese rocket that delivered spy satellites burned up over the skies of Nepal on Saturday, just days after a similar incident occurred over Texas last week, USNI News has learned. Read More
Category Archives: Aviation
UPDATED: U.S. MQ-9 Drone Crashes in Black Sea After Collision with Russian Fighter; Recovery Options Unclear
This story has been updated to add comments from Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, as well as information on recovery efforts.
The Pentagon is not yet saying whether the U.S. will try to recover an unmanned MQ-9 Reaper aircraft that ditched into international waters Tuesday after a Russian Su-27 aircraft collided with it midair over the Black Sea.
FY 2024 Budget: Pentagon Asks for $30.6B to Beef Up Munitions Stockpile Citing Lessons from Ukraine War
THE PENTAGON – The rapid drawdown of the U.S. munitions stockpile to feed the demand of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict prompted the Department of Defense to ramp up its acquisition of everything from missiles to artillery shells, senior defense officials told reporters on Monday. Read More
VIDEO: Navy’s Newest Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Faces Toughest Test Yet
ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – The pressure is high and getting higher for the crew of the U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. Read More
GAO Report on Weapon Sustainment
The following is the March 2023 Government Accountability Office study, Weapons Systems Sustainment: DOD Needs to Improve Its Reporting for Warehousing Pilot Program. Read More
UPDATED: Chinese Rocket that Delivered Military Spy Satellites Breaks Up Over Texas
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. Space Command and additional information on the path of the debris.
The second stage of a Chinese rocket that delivered a trio of military surveillance satellites in June disintegrated over Texas on Wednesday, USNI News has learned. Read More
Congress Notified of Potential $1.4B E-2D Hawkeye Sale to Japan
The State Department issued a notification of the potential sale of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today. Read More
USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 6, 2023
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 6, 2023, 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
Royal Australian Air Force Reactivating Squadron to Operate New MQ-4C Tritons
The Royal Australian Air Force will reactivate a squadron for the three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles it will start operating in 2024, Australian Defense officials announced Friday. Read More
Report to Congress on Large Unmanned Aerial System Transfer to Ukraine
The following is the March 1, 2023 Congressional Research Service Report, Large Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Transfer to Ukraine: Issues for Congress. Read More