Category Archives: U.S. Navy

More than Two Dozen Naval F-35s Now Underway in the Western Pacific

More than Two Dozen Naval F-35s Now Underway in the Western Pacific

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on Jan. 6, 2022. US Navy Photo

 

This story has been updated to clarify the number of F-35Bs operating on USS America (LHA-6).

More than two dozen Navy and Marine F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters are currently operating aboard U.S. Navy ships in the Indo-Pacific, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and China. Read More

Report to Congress on DDG(X)

Report to Congress on DDG(X)

The following is the Jan. 13, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, Navy DDG(X) Future Large Surface Combatant Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More

Panel: U.S. Needs ‘Actions with Backbone’ to Deter Russia From Invading Ukraine

Panel: U.S. Needs ‘Actions with Backbone’ to Deter Russia From Invading Ukraine

A Ukrainian Special Forces Soldier prepares for a mission with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and U.S. Army’s 10th Special Forces Group during Exercise Combined Resolve 16 in Hohenfels, Germany, Dec. 8, 2021. US Army Photo

Washington should not “cede the battlefield” to Moscow in resolving the crisis over Ukraine’s future, but instead signal to the Kremlin that any invasion will be met with “actions with backbone,” three international security experts said late last week. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 18, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 18, 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 Jan. 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

U.S. 5th Fleet Set to Expand Unmanned Ship Operations in Middle East

U.S. 5th Fleet Set to Expand Unmanned Ship Operations in Middle East

A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Gulf of Aqaba off of Jordan’s coast, Dec. 12, during exercise Digital Horizon. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command began operationally testing the USV as part of an initiative to integrate new unmanned systems and artificial intelligence into U.S. 5th Fleet operations. US Army Photo

The U.S. Navy is emphasizing unmanned surface ships in its testbed effort for new platforms operating in U.S. Central Command, the commander of U.S. 5th Fleet said on Friday.
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