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CNO: New Maritime Design Set to Deliver in the Fall

CNO: New Maritime Design Set to Deliver in the Fall

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division on Nov. 29, 2017. US Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va.– Great power competition with China and Russia is more protracted than ever and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said the Navy must continue to adapt to the challenge.

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Course Set for the Next 40 Years for the Royal Australian Navy

Course Set for the Next 40 Years for the Royal Australian Navy

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Commanding Officer HMAS Adelaide, Captain Jonathan Earley, CSC, RAN, salutes the Royal Australian Navy Ensign at the memorial service for HMAS Canberra I on HMAS Adelaide on Aug. 17, 2018. RAN Photo

The Royal Australian Navy has set out its force structure for the next 40 years with decisions taken on construction programs for new submarines, frigates and smaller offshore patrol vessels. Read More

F-35C, Super Hornet Damaged During At-Sea Aerial Refueling

F-35C, Super Hornet Damaged During At-Sea Aerial Refueling

An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the “Rough Raiders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 sits on the flight deck prior to flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). US Navy Photo

An F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter flying from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was damaged during an aerial refueling exercise, in the first major flight mishap for the carrier version of the JSF.
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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 4, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 4, 2018

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The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Sept. 4, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Navy Formally Identifies Lost USS Lake Erie Sailor as Lt. j.g. Asante McCalla

Navy Formally Identifies Lost USS Lake Erie Sailor as Lt. j.g. Asante McCalla

Ensign Asante McCalla from the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) works with Sri Lankan Marines to repair levees in Matara, Sri Lanka, June 12, 2017, during humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. US Navy photo.

The Navy today confirmed the identity of the sailor who went missing from cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70), 12 days after Lt. j.g. Asante Kayin McCalla failed to report for duty on the ship. Read More

Uncovered Tom Clancy Notes Shed Light on the Untold Origin of Jack Ryan

Uncovered Tom Clancy Notes Shed Light on the Untold Origin of Jack Ryan

All the actors who have portrayed the Tom Clancy character, Jack Ryan. Left: John Krasinski in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan; Right from Top to Bottom: Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger, Ben Affleck in The Sum of all Fears, Chris Pine in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

In Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the new Amazon streaming series released today, actor John Krasinski adds a dash of James Bond to the CIA’s best-known number-cruncher.

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Navy Picks Boeing to Build MQ-25A Stingray Carrier-Based Drone

Navy Picks Boeing to Build MQ-25A Stingray Carrier-Based Drone

Tests of Boeing’s MQ-25A Stringray prototype in St. Louis. Boeing Image

This post has been updated to include comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Navy acquisition chief James Geurts.

THE PENTAGON – Boeing will build the first unmanned aircraft to be a permanent part of the U.S. Navy’s carrier air wing, Navy officials announced Thursday. Read More

SECDEF Mattis' New 'Four Thirties' Initiative Designed to Reinforce NATO Against Russia

SECDEF Mattis’ New ‘Four Thirties’ Initiative Designed to Reinforce NATO Against Russia

Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 18.1 advance to their assault position during a platoon counter-attack during Exercise Hedgehog at Tsooru, Estonia on May 9, 2018. US Marine Corps Photo

THE PENTAGON – For the past few years the Pentagon beefed up its ability to respond to Russian military action, and now it appears the rest of NATO is likewise willing to focus on protecting the alliance’s eastern frontier.

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