China reduced the number of ships off the disputed Spratly Islands archipelago Pag-asa, according to officials in the Philippines. Read More
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Chinese Warship, Cutter Violate Pag-asa Island Territorial Sea, Says Philippine Coast Guard
A Chinese warship, a China Coast Guard ship and 42 Maritime Militia ships operated within the 12-nautical mile territorial sea around Pag-Asa Island, internationally known as Thitu island, in the Spratly Island archipelago Saturday, according to a Philippine Coast Guard statement. Read More
USS Nimitz Back in the South China Sea After Singapore Port Visit
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group departed Singapore on Thursday after a port visit and is now back in the South China Sea, the Navy announced on Friday. Read More
RIMPAC 2022 Kicks Off in Hawaii With 21 Partner Nation Ships
A total of 21 United States partner nation ships, including one submarine, from 14 countries are now docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii for the Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 2022) exercise that kicks off today.
Japan Again Raises Concern Over 10 Warship Russian Navy Surface Group
Japanese officials are raising concerns over a ten-ship Russian naval group that transited from the Pacific Ocean to the Sea of Japan via the Tsugaru Strait between Honshu and Hokkaido on Thursday. Read More
Japanese MoD Voices Concern Over Russian Naval Exercises
Japan’s defense minister raised concerns about Russia’s recent naval activities in the Sea of Japan, citing the size of the exercise and increased tension with Ukraine.
Top Stories 2021: International Acquisition
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2021.
This year U.S. rivals and allies made major strides in developing expanded naval capabilities from expanding aircraft carrier capability to developing new hypersonic weapons. Read More
Japanese Cabinet Approves $47B Defense Budget
Japan’s Cabinet approved a record 5.4 trillion yen (U.S. $47 billion) for its defense budget for fiscal year 2022, marking a record high for eight consecutive years, amidst Japanese concern about its capabilities to meet the threats posed by China, North Korea and Russia. Read More
French Officials: Jeanne D’Arc Deployment Enhances Interoperability With Partners
KUALA LUMPUR – As France’s Jeanne D’Arc deployment nears its conclusion, the French are looking to continue high-end operations in the Indo-Pacific region, according to two French officials in command of the deployment. Read More
Officials: Jeanne D’Arc Exercise Tests How Allies Can Work Together in Indo-Pacific
KUALA LUMPUR – Joint drills between allies in Japan between the U.S., Japanese, French and Australian navies helped the countries better understand how they can operate together in the Indo-Pacific, two U.S. officials leading the exercise. Read More