ABOARD USS GRAVELY, IN THE BALTIC SEA — The U.S. Navy is leading a decades-old NATO maritime group, serving as a first-responder force in northern European waters and building interoperability among NATO allies while also re-learning lessons for the U.S. Navy about operating in that region. Read More
China’s soft power moves in the Western Hemisphere – from building ports to sharing information on space and offering wireless 5G technologies – “have hard aims” with military implications that are drawing increased attention in Washington, the admiral in charge of U.S. Southern Command told a Senate panel on Tuesday. Read More
The following is the June 21, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues forCongress. Read More
The Navy declared its MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter mission capable and ready to deploy aboard Littoral Combat Ships.
The following is the June 24, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
H. Ross Perot – an entrepreneur, two-time presidential candidate and U.S. Naval Academy graduate – died on Tuesday at his home in Dallas. He was 89 years old.
SAN DIEGO – Two major earthquakes that struck Southern California late last week opened fault lines on Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake and prompted officials to evacuate residents. Since Saturday, the Navy testing installation has been declared “not mission capable until further notice.” Read More
The Navy has just weeks to find a new nominee to lead the service, as the Senate has a long list of defense nominees to consider – including the top two positions in the Pentagon – and a five-week recess coming up in early August. Read More
Combining United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. will create a massive, diversified missile systems and aerospace defense contractor – but some investors, lawmakers, academics and President Donald Trump are expressing doubts that bigger is better.
The following is the July 8, 2019 message from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to senior flag officers and civilians on Adm. Bill Moran’s unexpected retirement from the Navy obtained by USNI News. Read More