Category Archives: Surface Forces

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

Biden Administration Basing Two More Destroyers in Rota, Spain

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departs Naval Station Rota, Spain, June 1, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

This story has been updated with additional information about USS Paul Ignatius (DDG-117) moving to Rota, Spain.

The Biden administration plans to station two more forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in Rota, Spain, the White House announced Tuesday. Read More

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

U.S. Carrier Abraham Lincoln to Participate in Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2022

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Supply (AO 195), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) sail in formation with Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and RAN ships in the Pacific Ocean on June 23, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise this summer near Hawaii, USNI News understands. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 23, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 23, 2022

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 June 23, 2022, 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

HASC Adopts Amendment for $37B Boost to Defense Topline, Restores 5 Littoral Combat Ships

HASC Adopts Amendment for $37B Boost to Defense Topline, Restores 5 Littoral Combat Ships

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), front, transits the Tyrrhenian Sea alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) on May 16, 2022. US Navy Photo

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved an amendment that would authorize a $37 billion increase to the annual policy bill’s topline and save five Littoral Combat Ships from decommissioning. Read More

Navy Holding Climate Change Wargame

Navy Holding Climate Change Wargame

Sailors throw mooring lines to Landing Craft Utility (LCU) vehicle 1633 from the welldeck of USS Germantown (LSD-42) during Talisman Sabre 21. US Navy Photo

The Navy next week will host an open-source table-top wargame to experiment with how climate change could affect a future conflict, a service official said today. Read More

VIDEO: 3 Iranian Fast Attack Craft Harass U.S. Navy Ships in Strait of Hormuz

VIDEO: 3 Iranian Fast Attack Craft Harass U.S. Navy Ships in Strait of Hormuz

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) operating in an unsafe and unprofessional manner in close proximity to patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC-6) and expeditionary fast transport USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF-2) in the Strait of Hormuz, June 20, 2022. US Navy Photo

Three Iranian fast attack craft harassed two U.S. Navy ships entering the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More