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UPDATED: Russian Navy Launches Amphibious Assault on Ukraine; Naval Infantry 30 Miles West of Mariupol

UPDATED: Russian Navy Launches Amphibious Assault on Ukraine; Naval Infantry 30 Miles West of Mariupol

Ivan Gren-class amphibious warship RTS Pyotr Morgunov (117) entering the Black Sea on Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

This story has been updated with additional information from Pentagon officials on the amphibious invasion near Mariupol and ship positions near Odesa.

Thousands of Russian naval infantry have joined with other Russian ground forces and are about 30 miles to the southwest of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, U.S. defense officials said on Sunday. Read More

Russian Navy Masses 16 Warships Near Syria

Russian Navy Masses 16 Warships Near Syria

Slava-class guided-missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov departs Russian Northern Fleet base Severomorsk. Russian MoD Photo

Two Russian guided-missile cruisers from Russia’s North and Pacific fleets met off the coast of Syria as part of a 16-ship Russian Navy formation, according to satellite photos taken on Thursday. Read More

Russian Navy Has Limited Role in Initial Invasion of Ukraine

Russian Navy Has Limited Role in Initial Invasion of Ukraine

Amphibious warship RTS Olenegorsky Gornyak (012) entering the Black Sea on Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

The Russian Navy acted largely in a supporting role as Russian ground and air assault forces entered Ukraine early Thursday morning in what a senior U.S. defense official called an “initial phase” of the assault against Ukraine. Read More

UPDATED: Russian Navy Cruisers Positioned to Counter U.S., French and Italian Carrier Groups in the Mediterranean

UPDATED: Russian Navy Cruisers Positioned to Counter U.S., French and Italian Carrier Groups in the Mediterranean

Slava-class guided-missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov departs Russian Northern Fleet base Severomorsk. Russian MoD Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday. This post has been updated to correct Monday’s position of RTS Marshal Ustinov.

Three Russian guided-missile cruisers have been arrayed across the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to counter three NATO carrier strike groups, causing concern in the Pentagon, a U.S. defense official told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

Japanese MoD Voices Concern Over Russian Naval Exercises

Japanese MoD Voices Concern Over Russian Naval Exercises

Russian and Chinese ships were spotted by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Photos courtesy of the Japanese Joint Staff Office

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.

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Carl Vinson Deployment Was Navy's Test Case for 5th-Gen Aviation, Pacific Carrier Operations

Carl Vinson Deployment Was Navy’s Test Case for 5th-Gen Aviation, Pacific Carrier Operations

An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, launches off the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) on Jan. 14, 2022. US Navy Photo

ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS CARL VINSON, OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA – USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) pulled into its homeport of San Diego, Calif., on Monday after a six-and-a-half month deployment that saw the carrier operating exclusively in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More

4 East Coast Destroyers Deploy to Europe Joining U.S. Naval Buildup

4 East Coast Destroyers Deploy to Europe Joining U.S. Naval Buildup

The four ships, the Navy deployed from the East Coast to US 6th Fleet. US Navy Photos

This post has been updated to correct the homeports for USS Mitscher (DDG-57) and USS The Sullivans (DDG-68).

The Navy sortied four East Coast guided-missile destroyers as the U.S. and NATO have massed naval forces in the region, USNI News has learned. Read More

3 More Russian Navy Amphibs Enter the Black Sea

3 More Russian Navy Amphibs Enter the Black Sea

Ivan Gren-class amphibious warship RTS Pyotr Morgunov (117) entering the Black Sea on Feb. 9, 2022. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

Three more Russian Navy Amphibious warships have entered the Black Sea following a trio that entered the region on Tuesday, Istanbul-based ship spotters told USNI News. Read More