CORRECTION: A previous version of this post had attributed comments made by Justin Nankivell with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies on April 14, 2016 to James Kraska of the U.S. Naval War College. The post as been amended to reflect the change.
With the United States and the Philippines now conducting joint transits of the South China Sea and conducting joint exercises on the home islands, the newly released Maritime Awareness Project took on an added dimension during its Thursday rollout focused on the region. Read More
The following is the April 11, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy LX(R) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Oshkosh Defense L-ATV which won the competition for the JLTV for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. Oshkosh Photo
CAPITOL HILL – Contract award protests delayed the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program by more than a year but had a “minimal” impact on the Marines’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), service officials said Wednesday. Read More
Cpl. Henry Estrada a gunner with 1st Tank Battalion from Lewisville, Texas, guides an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank off the Landing Craft Air Cushion during rail operations at Dogu Beach, Republic of Korea, on March 15, 2016. US Marine Corps Photo
As anti-tank threats are growing increasingly sophisticated, the Marine Corps is looking at protecting its ground vehicles with active protection and electronic warfare systems to fend off incoming rounds the same way ships and planes do today. Read More
USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits in formation with ships from the Royal Malaysian navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2015 on Aug. 19, 2015. US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Forth Worth (LCS-3) will return to San Diego to undergo repairs on the complex gearing system that was damaged earlier this year, Navy officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) April 11, 2016. US Navy Photo
This post will be updated as additional information becomes available.
The guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) was buzzed on April 11, 2016 in the Baltic Sea by a pair of Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer fighters. As seen in a video released by U.S. European Command on Wednesday afternoon. Read More
The following is the March 30, 2016 Congressional Resarch Service report, A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense—Issues for Congress. Read More
Then-Lt. Edward C. Lin
The investigation into a naval flight officer suspected of giving secrets to China and Taiwan triggered a potential national security incident alert to senior leadership in the Navy and Pentagon, two Navy officials confirmed to USNI News late Tuesday. Read More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency tests its Sea Hunter unmanned vehicle — the technology demonstration vessel it designed, developed and built through its anti-submarine warfare continuous trail unmanned vessel program, or ACTUV — in Portland, Ore., prior to an April 7 commissioning ceremony. DARPA photo.
CAPITOL HILL – Innovative Pentagon-level organizations such as the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are increasingly partnering with the Navy and other services as attention and money shifts away from wars in the Middle East and on to new ways of operating in a rapidly evolving environment, officials said Tuesday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Read More
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks at a Navy Cross Presentation Ceremony in honor of the late Sgt. Rafael Peralta, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 8, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – As 1,000 Marines watched and listened attentively, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told them that, with support from Marine Corps leaders, gender integration “will be pretty seamless.” Read More