The following is the Sept. 11, 2023 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Virginia-Class Submarine Program and AUKUS Submarine Proposal: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Biden administration to boost submarine industrial base support with a claim the U.S. submarine force could be at risk if Washington goes through with the sale of Virginia-class nuclear attack boats to the Royal Australian Navy, according to the letter obtained by USNI News. Read More
This post has been update with additional legislative actions from the Fiscal Year 2024 NDAA.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The U.S. Senate took a tangible step forward to supply the Royal Australian Navy with its own nuclear attack boats with a new AUKUS bill that sets a framework to transfer Virginia-class attack boats to Canberra by the 2030s, Sen Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told reporters on Friday. Read More
China is increasingly harassing ships and aircraft operating in international waters and airspace as it ups its bully tactics against neighbors, the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific said last week. Read More
The following is the January 2022 Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs in the U.S. Department of State report, Limits in the Seas No. 150 People’s Republic of China: Maritime Claims in the South China Sea. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Navy’s stepped-up freedom of navigation transits in the South China Sea sends an unmistakable message to China and other nations in the region, a State Department official said this week.
The following is the Aug. 9, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: FY2019 Budget and Appropriations. Read More
This post has been updated to include information on an Aegis Weapon System sale to Australia, announced a day after the Spanish deal was approved.
Spain has received U.S. State Department approval for an estimated $860.4-million purchase of five Aegis Weapons Systems to install on five frigates, and Australia was approved for a $185-million Aegis purchase of its own.
The following is the June 8, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: FY2019 Budget and Appropriations. Read More