Category Archives: Surface Forces

Fleet Exercise Includes Live Missile Shoot as Navy Pairs Crews With Unmanned Systems 

Fleet Exercise Includes Live Missile Shoot as Navy Pairs Crews With Unmanned Systems 

Medium displacement unmanned surface vessels Seahawk, front, and Sea Hunter launch for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21), April 20, 2021. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Off the southern California coast this week, the Navy has amassed a small fleet to help figure how its operational forces can use aerial drones, autonomous surface and subsurface vehicles in an integrated fight at sea and in the air to support the manned fleet. Read More

White House Taps Vice Adm. Linda Fagan for Coast Guard Vice Commandant

White House Taps Vice Adm. Linda Fagan for Coast Guard Vice Commandant

Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, Pacific Area Commander, drops in on chief’s call with Pacific Area Command Master Chief Heath Jones aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) on Sept. 16, 2019. US Coast Guard Photo

The Biden administration has tapped Vice Adm. Linda Fagan to serve as the Coast Guard’s new vice commandant, a promotion that would make her the service’s first woman to receive four stars, the Coast Guard announced today. Read More

Navy Kicks Off First Fleet Exercise Focused On Role of Unmanned Systems

Navy Kicks Off First Fleet Exercise Focused On Role of Unmanned Systems

U.S. Navy leaders observe a demonstration in the combat information center aboard Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) on Naval Base San Diego, April 16 during the Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21) Distinguished Visitor Day. U.S. Pacific Fleet’s UxS IBP 21, April 19-26, integrates manned and unmanned capabilities into the most challenging operational scenarios to generate warfighting advantages. US Navy photo.

The Navy today kicked off its first-ever exercise using manned and unmanned systems together in the air and the sea, in a first test of what a future hybrid fleet of crewed and uncrewed vessels could look like. Read More

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Save Navy’s INSURV Reports

House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Save Navy’s INSURV Reports

Chief Warrant Officer Glen Spitnale, an inspector from the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), speaks to Operations Specialist 2nd Class Garland Sebastian aboard USS Cole (DDG-67) on Dec. 5, 2017. US Navy Photo

Two House lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation that, if passed, would keep the long-standing independent report on Navy ships going in perpetuity. Read More