NEWPORT, R.I. – The growing military and economic pressure from China in the Western Pacific and beyond is pushing international navies to seek new partnerships and accelerate modernization, U.S. naval leaders told USNI News at the International Seapower Symposium on Wednesday. Read More
The following is the Sept. 14, 2023, Congressional Research Service report U.S.-China Strategic Competition in South and East China Seas: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the planned delivery of 155mm rounds to Ukraine.
The Pentagon’s chief weapon buyer warned of a chain of unseen events that can wreak havoc on the defense industrial supply chain if Congress doesn’t pass a budget by Oct. 1. Read More
The head of the U.S. military in the Pacific toured sites American forces could access in wartime and held high-level defense talks in the Philippines last week. Read More
New images by Ocean Exploration Trust show in detail the wrecks of USS Yorktown (CV-5) and two Japanese aircraft carriers IJN Kaga and IJN Akagi sunk during the pivotal World War II Battle of Midway. Read More
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. 18, 2023, 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
The 13th Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Marinette (LCS-25) commissioned in a Michigan ceremony on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Navy has decommissioned two Freedom-class LCS this year and is set to shed two more by the end of the month, USNI News has learned. Read More
The following is the Japanese Ministry of Defense 2023 White Paper Defense of Japan. Read More
India will be serving as a future maintenance hub for U.S. Navy assets in the Indo-Pacific, according to a joint U.S.-India statement issued last week on the sidelines of G20 in New Delhi. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information on the radar system seen on USS Savannah (LCS-28) .
A portable missile launcher capable of firing a combination of long-range anti-ship and anti-air weapons was spotted this week undergoing testing aboard a Littoral Combat Ship in San Diego, Calif., according to photos provided to USNI News. Read More