NATO partners are teaming up for a high-end anti-submarine warfare exercise that will test the ability of surface ships and ASW aircraft to find attack boats in deep water. Read More
The following is the June 1, 2018 Congressional Research Service In Focus Report, Recent Trends in Active-Duty Military Deaths. Read More
Due to incorrect information in a press release, this post has been updated to reflect the correct number of Marine Corps V-22B Osprey aircraft that was awarded in a June 29 contract modification to Bell-Boeing. The Marine Corps will be getting 14 MV-22B aircraft instead of 34 and a total of 58 Ospreys are included in the contract modification.
The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard delivery aircraft as part of a $4.2 billion contract modification announced by the Pentagon last week.
This post has been updated to correct the position of USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). The ship is operating in the Red Sea.
The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 2, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
This ocean is big enough for the both of us, China’s leaders told Secretary of Defense James Mattis during his week-long swing through the Pacific spent finding common ground in some cases with Beijing or politely agreeing to disagree in others.
The following is the June 26 Government Accountability Office written testimony, Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for Policy and Research. Read More
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) has left the Mediterranean Sea and is now operating in the Atlantic Ocean, a defense official confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The Navy may have a tougher time negotiating for its next batch of attack submarines after the House voted not to include a measure that would give the service advanced procurement dollars to increase the rate of submarine construction.
The following is the first message to the Navy from Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith, who will serve as an interim Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy until a permanent MCPON is selected. Read More