Russia could have its most powerful and quiet nuclear attack submarines on persistent patrols off either U.S. Coast in the next two years, the head of U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Read More
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U.S. Marines, Japan Self Defense Force Kick Off Iron Fist Exercise in Western Pacific
The U.S Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) began the bilateral Iron Fist 2023 exercise last week. It’s the first exercise that has been held in Japan since it began in 2006. Previous iterations were held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. Read More
Russian Navy Commissions Ballistic Missile Sub, 2 Surface Warships
The Russian Navy commissioned three new vessels, including a Borey-A class nuclear ballistic missile submarine, to close out 2022.
Top Stories 2022: International Acquisition
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
U.S. allies and competitors both continued to expand their naval forces with the world’s largest navies investing in new hulls and capabilities. Read More
Japanese, Korean Fighters Scrambled in Response to Joint Russia-China Bomber Patrol
Four Russian Tu-95MS bombers and two Chinese H-6 bombers conducted a joint patrol over the Sea of Japan Wednesday, prompting fighter scrambles by Korea and Japan in response.
The joint patrol was the most recent one since May this year, which occurred the same day U.S. President Joe Biden met his Australian, Indian and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, though both the Russian and Chinese defense ministries stated the flights in May were part of their annual military cooperation plan and not intended to be provocative. Read More
Black Sea Grain Deal Extended by Another Four Months
A Turkey-United Nations brokered deal to allow for Ukraine grain exportation was extended by 120 days, the U.N. announced Thursday. Read More
Ukraine Launches Crowd Funding Drive for $250K Naval Drones
Ukraine has put out an international call to crowd-fund a fleet of 100 domestically built sea drones like the ones used in a late October attack on Russian Navy ships in the Black Sea. Read More
Pentagon Adds 40 Armored Patrol Boats to Latest Ukraine Military Aid Package
The United States will send 40 armored riverine boats to Ukraine as part of the latest assistance package. Read More
Russian Navy Pulls Warships from Black Sea into Port After Attacks
The Russian Navy still outnumbers and outguns the Ukrainians in the northern Black Sea. Despite the dominance on paper, the Russian Navy is on its back foot after several successful attacks from the smaller Ukrainian forces. Read More
Report to Congress on Ukrainian Military Performance
The following Nov. 3, 2022, Congressional Research Service Infocus report: Ukrainian Military Performance and Outlook. Read More