Category Archives: Surface Forces

China Coast Guard Attacks Resupply Mission for Filipino Troops on BRP Sierra Madre

China Coast Guard Attacks Resupply Mission for Filipino Troops on BRP Sierra Madre

A Chinese Coast Guard Vessel in an image released by Philippine officials

MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese Coast Guard vessels launched water cannons onto two Filipino boats during a resupply mission, a move that prompted the Philippine government to file a diplomatic protest against China, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin said on Thursday. Read More

USS Connecticut Underway off Guam After Undergoing Repairs

USS Connecticut Underway off Guam After Undergoing Repairs

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

The U.S. attack submarine that struck an underwater seamount last month is underway off the coast of Guam after more than a month of damage assessment repairs, two defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More

UPDATED: U.K. F-35B from Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Crashes in Mediterranean, Pilot Recovered

UPDATED: U.K. F-35B from Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth Crashes in Mediterranean, Pilot Recovered

An F35B Lightning II pilot prepared to take off from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) on Aug. 14, 2021. UK Royal Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information from the U.K. MoD and a statement from F-35 builder Lockheed Martin.

A U.K. F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter operating from Royal Navy carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) crashed in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, the U.K. Ministry of Defense announced. Read More