FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Marine Corps and Navy are preparing for a high-end fight that will require ships to be distributed across the ocean rather than clustered around an aircraft carrier, and the Marines’ future Group 5 unmanned aerial system will give them the airborne early warning capability to break free from the carrier and its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft. Read More
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U.S., India, Japan Navies Start Malabar Exercise Tomorrow in Guam
The U.S. Navy is hosting naval forces from India and Japan in Guam for the annual Malabar Exercise, set to start Thursday in the Philippine Sea. Read More
Pentagon Pledges More Freedom of Navigation Operations in South China Sea
THE PENTAGON — The war of words over last weekend’s U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea continued on Thursday at press conferences in Beijing and Washington.
Photo Gallery: Fincantieri Pitches Frigate Design in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, Md. — When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition. Read More
Two U.S. Warships Conduct South China Sea Freedom Of Navigation Operation
Video: Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Manchester
USS Manchester (LCS-14), the latest Independence-class littoral combat ship, was commissioned in Portsmouth, N.H. on Saturday. Read More
PHOTOS: USS Milius Arrives In New Homeport Yokosuka
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) arrived in its new homeport of Yokosuka, Japan, Monday, bringing to the Forward Deployed Naval Forces of U.S. 7th Fleet a modernized suite of capabilities. Read More
Swift Calls for Navy Readiness Improvements Before Fleet Buildup in PACFLEET Retirement Speech
The outgoing commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet used his change-of-command and retirement ceremony speech to address the external threat of nations increasingly willing to use military means to exert their influence, and the internal threat of insufficient time and funding to create a ready fleet.
Adm. Scott Swift, at times emotional, made multiple references to last year’s two deadly collisions involving Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), killing 17 sailors serving aboard PACFLEET ships.
Destroyer USS Milius Joins Forward-Deployed Forces in Japan
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG-69) is now in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, joining the forces based in Japan as part of a Navy effort to modernize its forward-deployed fleet.
Amphib USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives At New Homeport in San Diego
Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) arrived in its new homeport San Diego today, after spending six years serving as the forward-deployed flagship of Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, based in Sasebo, Japan.