Panel: Pace of Navy Freedom of Navigation Operations Stressing Force

Panel: Pace of Navy Freedom of Navigation Operations Stressing Force

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) steams near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on July 14, 2020. US Navy Photo

Freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea puts stress on the fleet when the Navy could use that time more effectively “to train up for high-end conflict,” a national security expert who served in the Trump administration said Friday. Read More

Finland, Switzerland Considering F-35s and Super Hornets in Upcoming Fighter Contests

Finland, Switzerland Considering F-35s and Super Hornets in Upcoming Fighter Contests

U.S. Air Force Captain Kristin “BEO” Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team Commander, flies during a demonstration practice near Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 20, 2020. The F-35A demo team has been regularly practicing at home station in order to stay performance ready for the resumption of the air show seasons. U.S. Air Force Photo

Two non-NATO European countries are considering the purchase of American fighters, as part of two separate international competitions that are underway. Read More

Navy's 'Cruiser in the Cornfield' Gets Radar Upgrade

Navy’s ‘Cruiser in the Cornfield’ Gets Radar Upgrade

Navy accepted delivery of the Navy’s AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar System at land-based test site Combat Systems Engineering Development Site (CSEDS) in Moorestown, N.J., Oct. 7., 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s ground-based testing site for the Aegis combat systems on Wednesday took delivery of its new air and missile defense radar array that will go on the next iteration of guided-missile destroyers, the service announced. Read More

State Official: U.S. Ties with Japan, India and Australia Should be Model for Region

State Official: U.S. Ties with Japan, India and Australia Should be Model for Region

Rear Adm. Fred Kacher, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, and Royal Australian Army Major Gen. Roger Noble, deputy chief, Joint Operations, Australian Defense Force, salute as the color guard parades the colors during the closing ceremony of the eighth U.S. and Australian exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 on July 27, 2019. US Navy Photo

A senior State Department official stressed the strengthening economic, diplomatic and security bonds between the United States, Japan, Australia and India as an example of regional cooperation for other nations who share their values. Read More

Navy, Coast Guard Keep Up Operations in Africa

Navy, Coast Guard Keep Up Operations in Africa

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams operating with the Senegalese Navy on Sept. 21, 2020. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR – The U.S Navy and Coast Guard remain committed to supporting and building the maritime security capabilities of its African partners, senior leaders from both services said in an Oct. 5 conference call. Read More

SECNAV Teases New Budget Overhaul, Strategies Set to Reshape Naval Operations

SECNAV Teases New Budget Overhaul, Strategies Set to Reshape Naval Operations

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite visiting HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea off the coast of Flamborough, United Kingdom on Oct. 1, 2020. US Navy Photo

BALTIMORE, Md. – The maritime services are poised to release several documents in the next few weeks that will outline a new path forward for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard under the National Defense Strategy, Navy Secretary Braithwaite previewed on Wednesday. Read More