NATO members must increase the alliance’s military capabilities, position additional forces in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, establish a maritime force in the Black Sea and bolster its presence in the Arctic, all to counter Russia’s growing military strength and increasingly belligerent behavior toward its neighbors, the Atlantic Council said in a new report. Read More
Navy, Pentagon and national leadership spoke about the importance of military alliances and regional cooperation in solving today’s biggest problems, from terrorism to piracy to maritime security. Read More
An Arbitral Tribunal is expected to rule this month on a South China Sea territorial dispute between China and the Philippines, and the U.S. should be prepared to respond to any Chinese reaction, a think tank panel said today. Read More
The Navy on Saturday christened the guided missile destroyer USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), named in honor of a Navy SEAL who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Iraq. Read More
This post has been updated to include comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
The aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) began dual-carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea over the weekend, for the first time in about two years. Read More
The Marine Corps will field an update to a key command and control program that will provide more crucial situational awareness information to more units, enhancing commanders’ ability to make operational decisions while simplifying the user experience. Read More
The Coast Guard’s current success in its drug and human trafficking missions, as well as future success in its heavy icebreaker program, rest in a whole-of-government approach, the commandant said earlier this week. Read More
The following is a June 14 Government Accountability Office report to Congress recommending that the U.S. Coast Guard update its modernization and acquisition plans based on new assets, updated mission needs and current funding levels. Read More
The first increment in the Navy’s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) passed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and is going into low-rate initial production, Northrop Grumman announced. Read More
This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the name Somit Mathur.
The Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems a contract for a critical component of a proposed system that would improve a surface ship’s ability to detect small surface and air threats that may not show up on its radars. Read More