Heritage-class cutter under construction. Eastern Shipbuilding Group Photo
This story has been updated on with additional information from Austal USA and HII.
The shipyard first tapped to build what the Coast Guard considers its most important shipbuilding program is contesting the service’s decision to change yards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office, company officials told USNI News. Read More →
The following is the July 18, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Roles, Missions, and Future Concepts. Read More →
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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 July 18, 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 →
Peruvian Navy corvette BAP Guise (CC-28) makes a pass during a ship maneuvering exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 on July 13, 2022. US Coast Guard Photo
This story has been updated to include a statement from the Peruvian Navy.
At least two people were injured in a fire that burned for several hours on a Peruvian warship participating in RIMPAC 2022, a Navy official said Sunday. Read More →
Coast Guard crew members aboard cutter USCGC Midgett (WMSL-757) and U.S. Navy Sailors check the flight deck for debris prior to flight operations as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. US Coast Guard Photo
In her first appearance as Coast Guard commandant before the House Homeland Security Transportation and Maritime Security panel, Adm. Linda Fagan said, “the biggest issue at hand centers around people” and having the “right tools” available to recruit, retain and “serve successfully” in the Coast Guard. Read More →
The following is the July 7, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More →
An artist’s conception of Eastern Shipbuilding’s Offshore Patrol Cutter design.
The Coast Guard has issued Austal USA contract work up to $3.3 billion to build the service’s Offshore Patrol Cutter, the company announced on Thursday. Read More →
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is shown some of the items highlighted in the third-party assessment of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii on June 13, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo
The Navy will not finish defueling Red Hill until Dec. 31, 2024, at the earliest, according to the Navy’s defueling plan for the Hawaii fuel storage facility. Read More →
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A new vessel has been observed under construction in Iran, according to satellite imagery. Read More →
Spc. Grace Hayes, an intelligence analyst assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, reads a Federal Voting Assistance Program brochure at Fort Stewart, Georgia, May 31, 2022. U.S. Army Photo
A veterans-led coalition launched a national campaign Tuesday to recruit 100,000 veterans and military family members to sign up as election poll workers in their communities. Read More →