The following is Adm. Scott Swift’s, commander U.S. Pacific Fleet, updated guidance to his command, issued on Aug 18, 2016. Read More
ABOARD USS AMERICA — The new amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) has raised more than a few questions in its short life, with sailors and Marines alike wondering what it will mean to have an amphibious ship without a well deck and therefore without the ability to deploy landing craft to move heavy tanks and equipment ashore.
America’s recent participation in the Rim of the Pacific 2016 international exercise may have allayed some concerns – the resounding feedback from those involved in the ship’s operations is that, if the Marines are willing to tweak the composition of the deploying Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), America can move them faster, more agilely and more safely. Read More
The following is video from Aug. 5th and 6th released by the Japan Coast Guard this week that the agency says shows China Coast Guard and fishing vessels near the Japanese Senkaku Islands.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When you look at the thousands and thousands of fishing boats operating out of China, you really should consider them a third arm of Beijing’s naval presence, an expert in maritime security said this week. Read More
LOUISVILLE, KY. – The Navy is considering expanding the number of SeaRAM installations on its ships beyond a quartet of ballistic missile defense ships based in Spain and Littoral Combat Ships, a service official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
LOUISVILLE, KY. – Raytheon is set to build launchers for the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile at its facility where it constructs the SeaRAM and Phalanx close-in weapon systems, company officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Awareness in the maritime domain and on land is key to enforcing laws regarding fisheries, the environment and crime on the seas and in coastal waters, the chief operating officer of a not-for-profit research organization told attendees at a forum Monday on the changing role of non-state actors in protecting marine resources. Read More
The following is the Aug. 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service report Al Qaeda and U.S. Policy: Middle East and Africa. Read More
From Fu Hao to Joan of Arc to Rear Adm. Grace Hopper and beyond, women have played decisive roles in military affairs since the dawn of history.
Ahead of The Athena Conference: Heroines of the Past, Present and Future at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall, USNI News is asking our readers over the next week who was the greatest woman in military history?
The conference, hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy, with support from The William M. Wood Foundation, will be held at U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall on Sept. 8th and 9th. Read More
The fourth Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship has delivered to the U.S. Navy ahead of an October commissioning, according to a Monday announcement from the service. Read More