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Pentagon Official: Chinese Military Actions Against Foreign Ships, Aircraft Are No Accidents — They're Policy

Pentagon Official: Chinese Military Actions Against Foreign Ships, Aircraft Are No Accidents — They’re Policy

People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Intelligence Collection Vessel Haiwangxing operating off the north-west shelf of Australia. Australian Department of Defence Photo

The increasingly frequent aggressive actions by the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force like “chaffing” an Australian patrol aircraft in international waters and causing a Canadian patrol aircraft to alter its course to avoid a collision off North Korea “look like a pattern and policy” dictated by Beijing rather than random acts by pilots, the Pentagon’s senior official on Indo-Pacific security said Tuesday. Read More

CNO: Missile Attack on Russian Warship Moskva Moved Navy to Speed Up Laser Defense for Ships

CNO: Missile Attack on Russian Warship Moskva Moved Navy to Speed Up Laser Defense for Ships

USS Portland (LPD-27) conducts a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration on a static surface training target on Dec. 14, 2021 while sailing in the Gulf of Aden. US Marine Corps Photo

The April sinking of Russian cruiser RTS Moskva (121) in the Black Sea by the Ukrainian Navy is prompting the United States Navy to push hard for directed energy defenses on its warships, the service’s top officer told reporters on Tuesday. Read More

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sails alongside amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2022 on June 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

The latest plan to design a future force calls for a fleet of 373 manned ships, buttressed by about 150 unmanned surface and underwater vehicles by 2045, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday’s update to his Navigation Plan for the Navy. Read More

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

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The INS ‘Nilgiri’, the first of Indian Navy’s seven new stealth frigates, in Mumbai on September 28, 2019. Indian Navy Photo

For most of its existence, the Indian Navy has been in a state of perpetual modernization. Due to its major shipbuilding programs’ long schedules and the continual need to replace older platforms with new ones – especially submarines – Delhi has been unable to meet its shipbuilding goals. Read More

Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

Marines Ready to Double Down on Pacific Presence, Says General

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, post security during a field training exercise at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Hawaii, May 30, 2022. US Marine Corps Photo

This story has been updated to correct comments made by Gen. Eric Smith.

The United States will not be moving its military presence from the Western Pacific any time soon due to Beijing’s “continued bad behavior” toward Taiwan and its bullying of immediate neighbors like Japan and South China Sea nations, the Marine Corps second in command said on Monday. Read More