A U.S. warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, near the Parcel Islands, the day after China claimed it chased away the ship from its territorial waters, U.S. 7th Fleet announced Friday. Read More
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Makin Island ARG Docks in Busan, 3 LCS Now Underway in Indo-PACOM
The Makin Island Amphibious Group (ARG) docked at the port of Busan in the Republic of Korea (ROK) as part of their participation in the U.S.-ROK Exercise Ssangyong this week. Read More
Project Overmatch Targeting R&D Tops Navy’s Fiscal Year 2024 Wishlist, $550M for Facility Overhauls
This post has been updated with additional details from the unfunded priorities list.
If the Navy could ask for more funds in Fiscal Year 2024, it would prioritize infrastructure to target potential adversaries for its Project Overmatch initiative, USNI News has learned. Read More
NORTHCOM: Russia Close to Persistent Nuclear Cruise Missile Attack Sub Presence off U.S. Coasts
Russia could have its most powerful and quiet nuclear attack submarines on persistent patrols off either U.S. Coast in the next two years, the head of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Read More
Ford Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy to Deliver a Year Later
The next Ford-class aircraft carrier will now deliver to the Navy in 2025, one year later than the service’s most recent projection, according to Fiscal Year 2024 budget documents released this week.
White House Nominates New N7, Air Boss, NAVSEA Commander
The White House has nominated the next admiral to oversee shipbuilding and repair, the next Air Boss and the next admiral in charge of naval education, the Department of Defense announced this week. Read More
U.S. 7th Fleet Denies Destroyer was Expelled from South China Sea Island Chain
VA - This post has been updated to indicate USS Milius had not been conducting a freedom of navigation operation at the time of the incident.
The Navy denied that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile illegally entered China’s maritime territory and was chased off by People’s Liberation Army forces, contradicting claims by China’s Southern Theatre Command. Read More
$3.6B Marine Corps Wish List Again Asks for Stalled Amphibious Warship
For the second year in a row, the Marine Corps is asking Congress for an amphibious warship the Navy doesn’t plan to buy. Read More
DDG(X) $122M Land-Based Test Site Opens in Philadelphia
Program Executive Officer Ships opened the land-based test facility for its next-generation guided-missile destroyer propulsion system in Philadelphia, the Navy announced this week. Read More
Research Ship that Found Famous WWII Wrecks Damaged in Scotland Dry Dock, Several Injured
A Navy research vessel tipped over while in dry dock in Edinburgh Wednesday, according to local reports. Read More