In this aerial photograph, the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) sits at Pier 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding division. The ship is approximately 76 percent complete and is progressing through final outfitting and testing. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.
This story has been updated to include a statement from a Pentagon spokesperson.
The Pentagon is performing a “budget relook” of the Trump administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 proposal, with Navy shipbuilding topping the list of items for reassessment, USNI News has learned. Read More
FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) deploying on Jan. 21, 2020 from Touloun, France. French Navy Photo
NATO kicked off its annual Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare exercise today in the Mediterranean, with this year’s iteration including an American nuclear-powered attack sub and the French carrier strike group as it passes by the exercise’s operating area off Sicily. Read More
USS Nimitz (CVN-68) steams in the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 15, 2021. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include that the crew of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) had been in COVID-19 isolation since April 1, 2020.
The first official trip for Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will include a visit with sailors and Marines with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group later this week, Pentagon officials announced on Monday. Read More
USNI News Graphic
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Feb. 22, 2021, 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
U.S. Sailors conduct a foreign object debris walkdown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) while transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, May 3, 2019. US Navy Photo
The Navy today awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding $3 billion for the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Read More
Sailors observe USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) from the hangar bay of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) on Feb. 8, 2021
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has tested 900 crew members this week after discovering that three were infected with COVID-19 last weekend, and no more positive cases have turned up, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) on Jan. 25, 2021. US Navy Photo
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group deployed today for the second time in a year, after wrapping up a final training and certification exercise with its new set of cruiser and destroyer escorts. Read More
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Trevor Sollenberger, from Richmond, Va., conducts flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Feb. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo
A Navy carrier strike group got a first glimpse at what future operations could look like, with SEALs providing forward targeting data and Marines on expeditionary bases providing another missile strike option to supplement the strike group’s aircraft- and surface ship-based weapons. Read More
A sonobuoy in a 2020 test of the MQ-8C Fire Scout. Northrop Grumman Photo
Late last year Northrop Grumman took its unmanned helicopter, which is designed to keep an eye on the ocean’s surface, for a test to look deeper under the water, company officials recently told USNI News. Read More
Italian Navy flagship, aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550), arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 13, 2021. US Navy Photo
Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) is in Virginia as part of its effort to become certified to operate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Read More