The Navy announced Vice Adm. James Foggo will serve as the next director of Navy staff at the Pentagon and Rear Adm. William Lescher will serve as the next deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources (OPNAV N8). Read More
This post has been updated with additional information on U.S. P-8A deployments to Europe.
A Russian fighter has come within 10 feet of a Navy surveillance flight over the Black Sea on Wednesday, defense officials told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Sept. 1, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments. Read More
The Pentagon’s chief weapon’s tester is throwing his weight behind a Senate recommendation for the Navy to build land-based test versions of the engineering plants for the Freedom-class and Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships, according to a Tuesday statement. Read More
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Read More
A trio of planned South Korean guided missile destroyers will be built with the capability to intercept ballistic missile threats, USNI News has learned. Read More
The following is the Aug. 19, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of the Economic Espionage Act. Read More
After four combined engineering casualties within the last year, the commander, Naval Surface Forces (NAVSURFOR), “ordered an engineering stand down for every [Littoral Combat Ship] crew to review procedures and standards for their engineering departments,” the Navy said in a statement issued late Monday. Read More
This post has been updated with additional details of a 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expedition to assess the condition of USS Independence (CVL-22)
The dives of E/V Nautilus’ remotely operated vehicles on a sunken World War II carrier off the Farallon Islands is the first in a “New Vector” partnership between Robert Ballard and his team and the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF)—and the first step in his multi-year “Victory at Sea” exploration plan. Read More
The first restart Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer (DDG-51) completed its builder’s trials this week, according to a Friday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. Read More