Navy image of Russian Destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (left) overtaking guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) (right) in the Philippine Sea in a maneuver the Navy is calling ‘unsafe and unprofessional’
This post was updated with additional imagery and video from U.S. 7th Fleet. This post has also been updated to include a map of where the incident occurred.
A Russian destroyer came within 100 feet of a U.S. cruiser operating in the Western Pacific in an incident the U.S. Navy is calling, “unsafe and unprofessional.” Read More
An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 is positioned on the bow catapults of the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 17, 2018, in the Atlantic Ocean. US Navy photo
This post has been updated with additional information from the Navy. The service has one aircraft carrier able to deploy with F-35C Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).
Currently, the Navy only has one aircraft carrier — either Ford-class or Nimitz-class — that can support the service’s most advanced fighters for a full deployment, service officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
The following is the May 28, 2019 report, Defense Primer: 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 report from the Congressional Research Service. Read More
A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on Aug. 18, 2017. US Navy Photo
A year and a half after a fatal crash in the Philippine Sea, the Navy has recovered the wreckage of the missing C-2A Greyhound from more than three miles below the surface, USNI News has learned. Read More
USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Black Sea on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo
Five years into basing four guided-missile destroyers in Spain as part of a larger European ballistic missile defense scheme, the Navy announced it will start to cycle out the warships for more modernized hulls.. Read More
Gen. John Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander in 2018. US Air Force Photo
Strides Russia and China have made in space mean the United States can no longer take for granted its superiority in that domain said the nominee expected to head the nation’s Space Force and an independent Space Command said Tuesday. Read More
The guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. US Navy Photo
Pushing the military to become more energy efficient is an emerging theme of the House Armed Services Committee Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. For the Navy, this means taking a second look at installing hybrid electric drive systems on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers.
Sailors man a sliding padeye in the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8). US Navy Photo
As the Navy seeks to become more dynamic and unpredictable, the supply and logistics communities are working through how to keep up with the fleet. Read More
The following is the May 20, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Recent Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths. Read More
A Su-35 Flanker tactical fighter. Sukhoi Photo
A Navy surveillance aircraft was intercepted by a Russian fighter over the Mediterranean Sea “determined to be unsafe,” according to a late Tuesday statement from U.S. 6th Fleet. Read More