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CO: USS Gabrielle Giffords Deployment Showcased LCS's Flexibility, Naval Strike Missile

CO: USS Gabrielle Giffords Deployment Showcased LCS’s Flexibility, Naval Strike Missile

Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA-6) sails alongside Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10). US Navy photo.

USS Gabrielle Giffords’ (LCS-10) recently completed 17-month deployment to the Pacific will refine how the Navy thinks about operating and maintaining the Littoral Combat Ship forward, the ship’s gold crew captain told USNI News.

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Destroyer USS Russell Performs South China Sea FONOP

Destroyer USS Russell Performs South China Sea FONOP

The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) conducts routine underway operations. Russell is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. U.S. Navy Photo

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer performed a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea on Wednesday, U.S. 7th Fleet announced. Read More

Admiral: No Abnormal Responses from China After Dual-Carrier Drills

Admiral: No Abnormal Responses from China After Dual-Carrier Drills

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while conducting dual-carrier operations with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in the South China Sea Feb. 9, 2021. US Navy Photo

Two U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Groups that teamed-up for dual-carrier drills this week in the South China Sea did not see any abnormal responses from China. Read More

Destroyer USS John McCain Transits Taiwan Strait While Chinese Warships Watched

Destroyer USS John McCain Transits Taiwan Strait While Chinese Warships Watched

Seaman Frank Medina, from Dallas, Texas, scans the horizon while standing on the bridge wing aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) in the Taiwan Strait on Feb. 4, 2021. US Navy Photo

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) transited the Taiwan Strait on Thursday with Chinese warships following the transit, USNI News has learned. Read More

Chinese Foreign Ministry: U.S. South China Sea Movements Do ‘No Good’ for Region

Chinese Foreign Ministry: U.S. South China Sea Movements Do ‘No Good’ for Region

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) approaches the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) during a replenishment-at-sea Jan. 22, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Chinese foreign ministry on Monday denounced the recent movement of a U.S. aircraft carrier to the South China Sea after Beijing sent military aircraft close to Taiwan.

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Chinese Navy Faces Overseas Basing Weakness, Report Says

Chinese Navy Faces Overseas Basing Weakness, Report Says

A Chinese warship is seen at the port of Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, Aug. 16, 2017. Xinhua Photo

A major weakness “the largest navy in the world” has yet to solve is where Beijing will find skilled shipyard workers and modern facilities to maintain its fleet’s combat readiness far from its shores, the co-author of a major study examining Chinese vulnerabilities said Thursday. Read More

Continued U.S.-India Cooperation Under Biden Administration Remains An Open Question, Experts Say

Continued U.S.-India Cooperation Under Biden Administration Remains An Open Question, Experts Say

Australian, Indian and U.S. ships sail past each other as fixed-wing aircraft from the India and U.S. navies conduct a flyover during Malabar 2020 on Nov. 20, 2020. US Navy Photo

The question of whether the “accelerated rise” in military cooperation with India – from exercises like Malabar to sharing sensitive satellite targeting intelligence – will continue under the Biden administration remains open, two experts in Indian strategy said Wednesday. Read More