The Navy helped the United Kingdom Royal Navy confiscate a weapons shipment from Iran, Naval Forces Central Command announced Thursday. Read More
Tag Archives: U.S. 5th Fleet
Navy Wants More Middle East Countries in Unmanned Maritime Awareness Network
The commander of the U.S. Navy in the Middle East is pitching more countries in the region to use more unmanned systems to counter criminal activities and possible terrorist and military threats off their coasts, the service’s top officer in Central Command told reporters Monday. Read More
New Commanders Nominated to Lead Pacific, Middle East Fleets
Two admirals currently serving in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff have been nominated to lead numbered fleets in the Middle East and the Pacific, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. Read More
Saildrone USVs, U.S. Destroyer Test How Drones Could ID Objects for Warships Crews
Guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) and two Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessels operated by U.S. 5th Fleet participated in a three-day maritime exercise led by the International Maritime Security Construct, the Navy announced Monday. Read More
China’s Accelerated Timeline to Take Taiwan Pushing Navy in the Pacific, Says CNO Gilday
Amid concerns that China could try to reunify the mainland with Taiwan faster than previously anticipated, the United States Navy is also eyeing a more immediate window for a potential conflict over the island, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Read More
Navy Wants 100 Unmanned Ships Monitoring Middle East Waters by Next Year
The United States and its allies want a force of 100 unmanned surface vessels patrolling waters from the Red Sea into the Persian Gulf by next summer, the commander of U.S. 5th Fleet said on Tuesday. Read More
Iran Temporarily Captures Two U.S. Saildrones in Red Sea
The story has been updated to include a statement from the U.S. Navy.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy briefly captured two U.S. unmanned surface vehicles in the Red Sea on Thursday, a U.S. Navy official confirmed to USNI News. Read More
24th MEU, Iwo Jima ARG Arrive Home From Deployment
This story has been updated to correct that USS San Antonio (LPD-17) pulled into its homeport on Friday, not Saturday.
The three ships that make up the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group pulled into their respective homeports the last few days, ending a deployment that supported the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
PACFLEET CO: Numbered Navy Fleets Don’t Need to be Tied to Geography
The U.S. Navy’s numbered fleets are by tradition tied to a specific geographical region, but that doesn’t mean commanders in California can’t command ships in the Western Pacific or any other part of the world, the new U.S. Pacific Fleet commander said on Wednesday. Read More
Paparo Takes Command of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Cooper Now Leading U.S. 5th Fleet
The former commander of U.S. naval forces in the Middle East is now leading the U.S. Pacific Fleet, according to the Navy. Read More