Navy officials are pushing back against claims that a U.S. destroyer was chased away from an Iranian military combined exercise in the Gulf of Oman by naval forces. Read More
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9) is now in the Persian Gulf, where it is expected to join the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve fight against ISIS forces.
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group will stay on station in the Middle East nine days longer than planned to continue supporting Operating Inherent Resolve, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News today. Read More
This post has been updated to include U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s official statement on the incident.
An Iranian drone harassed an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) operating in the Central Persian Gulf today, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command confirmed today. Read More
This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 5th Fleet on the Tuesday incident.
A Cyclone-class patrol craft warded off an Iranian patrol boat that was approaching a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, a Navy official told USNI News. Read More
THE PENTAGON – Three U.S. Navy ships and a Marine helicopter were harassed during a night transit of the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. 5th Fleet officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
Iran is developing a submarine that could launch an anti-ship cruise missile designed to quickly sink an American warship operating in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a new assessment of Iranian naval capabilities published Wednesday by the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. Read More
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf. Read More
The following is the March 30, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Iran: Politics, Gulf Security, and U.S. Policy. Read More
High-energy laser weapons “are moving forward in marked progress,” the director of the Office of Naval Research told the House Armed Services Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee Wednesday. Read More