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Australia's First Nuclear Submarine Could Be a Reality in Less Than 30 Years, Former PACOM Commander Testifies

Australia’s First Nuclear Submarine Could Be a Reality in Less Than 30 Years, Former PACOM Commander Testifies

Able Seaman Combat Systems Operator Benjamin Stewart participates in an Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine during Exercise ARC21 in 2021. Royal Australian Navy Photo

Developing a nuclear-powered submarine with Australia could happen in less than 30 years if “we put our shoulders to the task” and commit to a tight timetable, retired Adm. Harry Harris told lawmakers Tuesday. Read More

Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

Navy Expanding Attack Submarine Presence on Guam as a Hedge Against Growing Chinese Fleet

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN-761) moors at Naval Base Guam from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a homeport shift, March 21, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

ARLINGTON, Va. — Amid strategic competition with China, the United States plans to augment its ability to operate submarines out of Guam, the commander of U.S. submarine forces in the Pacific said today. Read More

Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Has ‘Zero Value,’ Latest Nuclear Posture Review Finds

Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Has ‘Zero Value,’ Latest Nuclear Posture Review Finds

A tomahawk cruise missile launches from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG-86) for a live-fire exercise during Valiant Shield 2018 on Sept. 18, 2018. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — The Defense Department officially abandoned the effort to pursue a nuclear sea-launched cruise missile, according to the Nuclear Posture Review unveiled today. Read More

Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in Sea of Japan Ahead of Key North Korean Anniversaries

Carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in Sea of Japan Ahead of Key North Korean Anniversaries

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the South China Sea on April 1, 2022. US Navy Photo

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) is in the Sea of Japan, in time to coincide with key North Korean anniversaries like the 110th birthday of its late founding leader Kim Il-sung on April 15 and the founding anniversary of the North Korean People’s Revolutionary Army on April 25. Read More

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut Pulls Into San Diego After Surface Transit From Guam

USS Connecticut (SSN-22) departs Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for sea trials following a maintenance availability on Dec. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to include a statement from a spokesperson for Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN-22) pulled into San Diego, Calif., Sunday morning after transiting the Pacific Ocean on the surface due to damage from a collision in the South China Sea. Read More

Pentagon Announces Completion of Global Posture Review

Pentagon Announces Completion of Global Posture Review

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Philippine Sea to Guam for a port visit on Nov. 11, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Department of Defense on Monday announced the completion of its Global Posture Review, which offers few changes in force lay down and includes a series of previously announced troop movements. Read More

Russia, China Wrap Up Drills Off Japan, Pledge More Joint Exercises

Russia, China Wrap Up Drills Off Japan, Pledge More Joint Exercises

Russian and Chinese ships on Oct. 23 off the coast of Japan. JMSDF Image

KUALA LUMPUR – A combined Russian Navy and People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet concluded a sail in international waters east of Japan’s main island of Honshu and split off to their home ports on Saturday, all while being monitored by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships and aircraft during the voyage. Read More