Category Archives: U.S. Navy

Panel: Technical Pacts Like AUKUS Blunt China's Edge in Pacific

Panel: Technical Pacts Like AUKUS Blunt China’s Edge in Pacific

Australian, Indian and U.S. ships sail past each other as fixed-wing aircraft from the India and U.S. navies conduct a flyover during Malabar 2020 on Nov. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

Alliances like the Australia-United Kingdom-United States agreement that will supply the Royal Australian Navy with a nuclear submarine program bring allies together by sharing technology when faced with a competitor like China, an expert on South China Sea security issues said Thursday. Read More

CNO Gilday: Developing, Building Australian Nuclear Submarine Could Take Decades

CNO Gilday: Developing, Building Australian Nuclear Submarine Could Take Decades

Collins-class attack boats HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation in Cockburn Sound, near Rockingham Western Australia in 2013. RAN Photo

The effort to build Australia’s fleet of nuclear attack submarines could take decades to both design the boats and create the shipbuilding capacity and adequate oversight to support the effort, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said on Thursday. Read More

Navy Plans to Cut 1,000 Civilian Jobs, Close U.S. Base Libraries in $280M Cost Savings Drive

Navy Plans to Cut 1,000 Civilian Jobs, Close U.S. Base Libraries in $280M Cost Savings Drive

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) returns to its homeport of Norfolk, Va. after being sent to sea to avoid the effects of Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 5, 2019. US Navy PhotoR

The Navy will cut about 1,000 civilian jobs in the U.S. and reduce base services across the country as part of a budget move to reduce costs on domestic bases, according to a message from the head of Navy Installations Command (CNIC) reviewed by USNI News. Read More

Navy Launching Mission in Attempt to Recover Crashed MH-60 Helo, Lost Sailors

Navy Launching Mission in Attempt to Recover Crashed MH-60 Helo, Lost Sailors

An MH-60S Knighthawk, assigned to the ‘Eightballers’ of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on May 20, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy is organizing a deep-water salvage operation for what is believed to be the wreckage of the helicopter that crashed three weeks ago and sank in the eastern Pacific from the deck of an aircraft carrier, USNI News has learned. Read More

Panel: Russia Conflicted by America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal

Panel: Russia Conflicted by America’s Afghanistan Withdrawal

U.S. Army soldiers board a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft prior to departure for Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, on Aug. 13, 2021. US Air Force Photo

Russia’s Afghanistan failures in the 1980s are driving the Kremlin’s thinking of how to deal with the Taliban and the possible rise of religious extremism near its borders, two scholars on Central Asia said Wednesday. Read More

Pentagon, Navy Conducting Parallel Fleet Studies Ahead of Next National Defense Strategy

Pentagon, Navy Conducting Parallel Fleet Studies Ahead of Next National Defense Strategy

Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG-125) launching at Ingalls Shipbuilding on June 5, 2021. HII Photo

The Navy and the Pentagon are crunching numbers on two separate sets of studies that will map out the size of the service’s future fleet as defense budgets are set to stay static for the foreseeable future, officials familiar with the studies told USNI News. Read More