A pair of Pacific mine countermeasures exercises are increasing the U.S. Navy’s ability to incorporate new laser technology and international naval units into mine hunting avoidance activities.
The following is the July 3, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the July 3, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Two U.S. guided missile destroyers transited the Taiwan Strait this weekend, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Saturday. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify that the Marine Corps would be interested in the light attack aircraft to support its training and exercises. A previous version of the article stated, due to source error, that the Marine Corps would consider using a light attack aircraft to support the joint force but did not have its own internal requirement for the airplane.
As the Air Force mulls its need for a light attack aircraft to supplement its fleet of high-end strike aircraft, the Marine Corps and Navy are also studying the program, Air Force and Marine officials told USNI News. Read More
NATO partners are teaming up for a high-end anti-submarine warfare exercise that will test the ability of surface ships and ASW aircraft to find attack boats in deep water. Read More
Boeing was awarded a $1.5 billion contract to build 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets for the Kuwait Air Force, according to a Wednesday Pentagon contract announcement.
Swarming drones, submersible vehicles and other unmanned technologies geared to operations at sea will hit the water this summer for the Navy’s next advanced naval technology exercise. Read More
About 25,000 naval personnel and 52 ships and submarines from 26 countries will participate in this year’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, which begins on Wednesday.
This post has been updated to include additional details on Lt. Short’s service.
The Navy has identified the pilot of an Embraer A-29 Super Tucano who died on Friday following a crash over the White Sands Missile Range near Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Read More