Category Archives: Submarine Forces

FBI Arrests Navy Nuclear Engineer, Wife Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets

FBI Arrests Navy Nuclear Engineer, Wife Accused of Selling Submarine Secrets

USS Vermont (SSN 792) makes her way up the Thames River and past the City of New London as she returns home after conducting routine operations to Submarine Base New London on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, while a brief snow squall passes through the Groton New London area. The nineteenth and newest Virginia-class submarine she is the third U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Green Mountain State. (U.S. Navy Photo by John Narewski/Released)

An Annapolis, Md., couple with U.S. Navy ties were arrested Saturday and charged with espionage-related charges after passing classified documents to FBI agents posing as members of an unspecified country, according to unsealed court documents. Read More

Interview: U.K. Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord Talks AUKUS, British Carriers in the Pacific

Interview: U.K. Royal Navy’s First Sea Lord Talks AUKUS, British Carriers in the Pacific

Chief of Maritime Staff Adm. Hiroshi Yamamura, left, First Sea Lord Adm. Tony Radakin, and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday sign a Trilateral Head of Navy Joint Statement aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), near Annapolis, Md., on Nov. 20, 2019. US Navy Photo

The U.K. Royal Navy has been at the forefront of London’s push to the Pacific and a key component of a growing network of navies operating together in Asia. First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff Adm. Tony Radakin took charge of the RN in 2019 as the service was at the early stages of preparing for its carrier deployment as the U.K. moved out on its intentions to be more active on the seas and around the world. Read More

UPDATED: Attack Submarine USS Connecticut Suffers Underwater Collision in South China Sea

UPDATED: Attack Submarine USS Connecticut Suffers Underwater Collision in South China Sea

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) arrives at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan for a scheduled port visit on July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional details on the injuries to the crew of USS Connecticut and the location of the collision.

Almost a dozen sailors have been injured after a U.S. nuclear attack submarine hit an unknown underwater object in the South China Sea, USNI News has learned. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 4, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 4, 2021

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Oct. 4, 2021, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii

Hicks: Chinese Military Expansion Poses Threats to Guam, Hawaii

The launch of the Type 75 big-deck amphib in Shanghai on. PLAN Photo

The United States has “real reasons for concern” over China’s expanding size and range of its military capabilities close to Japan that also pose threats to Guam and Hawaii, as well as Australia, the deputy secretary of defense said Friday. Read More

Four Admirals Tapped to Lead Restructured Submarine, Public Shipyard Programs

Four Admirals Tapped to Lead Restructured Submarine, Public Shipyard Programs

Pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) seen prior to a christening ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., on July 31, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy has tapped a trio of admirals to lead three new program offices as part of a restructuring in how the service will manage its submarine programs going forward, according to a Wednesday announcement from the service. Additionally, the service has appointed a flag officer to oversee the Navy’s overhaul of its public shipyards. Read More