The Army and Navy scrubbed their latest hypersonic test flight due to a battery failure during a pre-launch check, the Navy’s top officer for strategic programs said Friday. Read More
Category Archives: Foreign Forces
Makin Island, America ARGs Wrap Up Exercises with Thai, Japanese Forces
The Makin Island and America amphibious ready groups wrapped up their participation in exercises in Thailand and Japan this week. Read More
2nd Chinese Rocket Suffers ‘Uncontrolled’ Break Up Over Nepal Days After Texas Incident
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
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.
Australian Report on AUKUS Nuclear Powered Submarine Pathway
The following is the March 13, 2023, Australian Department of Defense report, The AUKUS Nuclear-Powered Submarine Pathway. Read More
AUKUS Plan: Aussie Sailors to Serve on American Subs, RAN to Buy U.S. Virginia Attack Boats
This post has been updated with additional information from the announcement ceremony.
SAN DIEGO – The leaders of Australia and the United Kingdom joined President Joe Biden at the Navy’s submarine base in San Diego, Calif., Monday to mark a historic trilateral agreement aimed at bolstering security cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More
China Ships Still Operating Near Pag-asa, Says Philippine Coast Guard
China reduced the number of ships off the disputed Spratly Islands archipelago Pag-asa, according to officials in the Philippines. 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
Pentagon’s Joint Concept for Competing
The following is the Feb. 10, 2023, Joint Chiefs of Staff document, Joint Concept for Competing. Read More
Chinese Actions in South America Pose Risks to U.S. Safety, Senior Military Commanders Tell Congress
Recent Chinese actions, like financing a $3 billion container port, establishing a space monitoring station near the Straits of Magellan and buying lithium mining operations in three South American nations, pose increasing risks to U.S. security, senior military commanders said Wednesday. Read More