Category Archives: Surface Forces

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 25, 2021

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 25, 2021

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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. 25, 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

Navy Board Set to Improve Fire Safety After Report Finds Sailors 'Unprepared to Fight Blazes in Port

Navy Board Set to Improve Fire Safety After Report Finds Sailors ‘Unprepared to Fight Blazes in Port

U.S. Navy Sailors transit the hangar bay towards a simulated fire during an in-port emergency drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 24, 2020. US Navy Photo

After losing an amphibious warship to a fire, the Navy will elevate the head of service safety to a two-star billet and create a new oversight board meant to improve fire safety throughout the fleet. Read More

Panel: Pacts Like AUKUS Agreement, Quad Key to Countering China in the Pacific

Panel: Pacts Like AUKUS Agreement, Quad Key to Countering China in the Pacific

An F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, assigned to the ‘Wake Island Avengers’ of Marine Strike Fighter Squadron (VFMA) 211, launches from the flight deck of U.K. Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R-08), while the ship steams alongside Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184), as the ships transit the Bay of Bengal as part of Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) on Oct. 17, 2021. US Navy Photo

The most remarkable thing about the agreement between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States [AUKUS] to share advanced technologies, including nuclear propulsion for submarines, is Canberra’s commitment “to an adversarial role with China,” a former undersecretary of State for political affairs said Wednesday. Read More

Trio of Littoral Combat Ships Operating ‘All Over’ Western Pacific, Training with Marines

Trio of Littoral Combat Ships Operating ‘All Over’ Western Pacific, Training with Marines

Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Tulsa (LCS-16), left, and USS Jackson (LCS-6), right, sail with German Navy frigate FGS Bayern (F-217), center, in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 18, 2021. German Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – Three Littoral Combat Ships deployed in the Indo-Pacific – USS Jackson (LCS-6), USS Tulsa (LCS-16) and USS Charleston (LCS-18) – have been operating on a high tempo across the region, the commander of the Singapore-based destroyer squadron said Tuesday. Read More

10 Chinese, Russian Warships Sail Through Japanese Islands

10 Chinese, Russian Warships Sail Through Japanese Islands

Chinese and Russian Warships on Oct. 18, 2021. Japanese Self-Defense Force Photos

A combination of 10 Russian Navy and Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy ships sailed from the Sea of Japan to the Pacific Ocean through the Tsugaru Strait between Japanese home islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, Joint Staff of the Japan Self Defense Force said in a press statement. Read More