Category Archives: Foreign Forces

Australian, Canadian Navies Wrap Pacific Deployments; U.S. Submarine Shifts Ports to Guam

Australian, Canadian Navies Wrap Pacific Deployments; U.S. Submarine Shifts Ports to Guam

Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Warramunga (FFH-152) transits the Savu Sea after completing a refueling-at-sea with Fleet Replenishment Oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204), Dec. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

Australia and Canada have wrapped up their Asia Pacific deployments with the return of their ships home, while a U.S Los Angeles-class submarine has arrived at its new homeport in Guam. Read More

Iran’s Drive to Modernize Navy Faces Latest in String of Setbacks

Iran’s Drive to Modernize Navy Faces Latest in String of Setbacks

H I Sutton Photo Illustration for USNI News Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies Used with Permission

Iran’s drive for naval modernization and self-sufficiency has had another recent setback the when Iranian Navy’s newest frigate capsized in its dry dock. Last week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps showed off more than 100 of their latest homegrown fast attack craft – new types of missile boats, unique torpedo boats and other craft – in Bandar Abbas. Read More

BREAKING: Marines Keeping AAVs Out of the Water Permanently

BREAKING: Marines Keeping AAVs Out of the Water Permanently

Marines with Marine Rotational Force Europe 21.1 (MRF-E), Marine Forces Europe and Africa, conduct a live-fire range using Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV) in Blatindan, Norway, March 16, 2021. US Marine Corps Photo

The Marine Corps will keep its fleet of decades-old Amphibious Assault Vehicles out of the water except in emergencies, the service announced on Wednesday. Read More

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on Dec. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to include a statement from a spokesperson for Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) pulled into San Diego, Calif., Sunday morning after transiting the Pacific Ocean on the surface due to damage from a collision in the South China Sea. Read More