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RIMPAC Testing Will Inform the Fate of Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle

RIMPAC Testing Will Inform the Fate of Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle

Medium displacement unmanned surface vessels Seahawk, front, and Sea Hunter launch for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21), April 20, 2021. US Navy Photo

The manned-unmanned teaming experimentation currently underway at the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2022 exercise will help the Navy decide the future of the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle, a service official told reporters on Monday. Read More

UPDATED: USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 1, 2022

UPDATED: USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 1, 2022

This post has been updated to show USS America (LHA-6) is in port in Sasesbo Japan.
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Aug. 1, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.
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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 25, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 25, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 25, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

New Navy Unmanned Division to Serve as Bridge Between Program Office, Fleet

New Navy Unmanned Division to Serve as Bridge Between Program Office, Fleet

Sea Hunter sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., during the Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USDIV) One Establishment ceremony on May 13, 2022. US Navy Photo

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII – A new California command for unmanned surface vessels will be the bridge between the Navy’s requirements team in Washington, D.C., and the operational fleet. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 18, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 18, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 11, 2022

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: July 11, 2022

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of July 11, 2022, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Acquisition

Top Stories 2021: U.S. Navy Acquisition

Submarine construction continues apace in the latest US Navy budget request, which asks for two more Virginia-class submarines and another installment for the missile sub Columbia. Here, the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Montana (SSN-794) is seen just after launch in March 2021 at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. HII Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2021. Read More

Unmanned Systems, Passive Sensors Help USS John Finn Bullseye Target With SM-6

Unmanned Systems, Passive Sensors Help USS John Finn Bullseye Target With SM-6

A Raytheon SM-6 launched from an Aegis guided-missile destroyer. US Navy Photo

Using a blend of information from unmanned and manned ships and aircraft, a guided-missile destroyer launched an anti-surface missile from over-the-horizon to hit a target more than 250 miles away without using active sensors as part of the Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21, Navy officials said on Monday. Read More

Fleet Exercise Includes Live Missile Shoot as Navy Pairs Crews With Unmanned Systems 

Fleet Exercise Includes Live Missile Shoot as Navy Pairs Crews With Unmanned Systems 

Medium displacement unmanned surface vessels Seahawk, front, and Sea Hunter launch for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Unmanned Systems Integrated Battle Problem 21 (UxS IBP 21), April 20, 2021. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Off the southern California coast this week, the Navy has amassed a small fleet to help figure how its operational forces can use aerial drones, autonomous surface and subsurface vehicles in an integrated fight at sea and in the air to support the manned fleet. Read More