Russia’s heavy investment in new ballistic missile submarines and long-range precision strike weaponry signal the Kremlin’s will to challenge NATO’s ability to reinforce the High North in a crisis, Norway’s top diplomat said Friday. Read More
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2017.
The following is part of a series. Please also see Top Stories 2017: Navy Acquisition, International Acquisition, Marine Corps Operations, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Acquisition, International Operations and New Administration.
In 2017, the Navy and Marine Corps were active in nearly every corner of the globe. Some forces conducted land-attack and air warfare not seen by U.S. forces in years, while others provided desperately needed humanitarian aid.
The U.S. Navy is providing deep-dive search and recovery assistance to the Argentine Armada as the international effort continues scanning the depths for remains of its missing submarine.
The Argentine Armada announced Thursday afternoon there is no hope of rescuing the 44 sailors on its missing submarine, and the navy is now moving to a secondary phase to recover ARA San Juan and its presumed-deceased crew.
THE PENTAGON — Cold War allies U.K., Norway and U.S. agreed on Thursday to more closely tie operations of the trio’s sub-hunting aircraft together and set the stage for joint efforts to hunt Russian submarines in the North Atlantic. Read More
Boeing has been awarded a $68.4 million contract modification for long lead items for the first two P-8A Poseidons for the U.K. Royal Air Force, according to a Thursday Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from Ash Carter’s presentation.
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Ash Carter will release a defense budget next week that increases spending on the current fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but primarily postures the force to succeed against a future high-end threat. Read More
Boeing has won a $2.46 billion deal to build 20 more P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft — 16 for the U.S. Navy and four for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), according to a Thursday contract announcement from the Pentagon. Read More
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s list of directives Monday to the Navy to retool its budget for Fiscal Year 2017 revealed a split in priorities between the Secretary of the Navy and the Pentagon on the future of the force. Read More
The U.S., Indian and Japanese navies are in the middle of the Malabar 2015 exercise, this year in Chennai, India, on the Bay of Bengal. Read More