Saturday, January 16, 2021
Navy

Iran Fires Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Into Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the...

January 16, 2021
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO

The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 9985

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Defense

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese fishing vessel approximately 550 miles off the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 10649

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible. The forward-looking “blueprint” provides strategic guidance on how the Department of...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 4111

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Names First Female Commanding Officer of a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The U.S. Navy for the first time in its history has named a woman to lead one of the service’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The Navy announced last Friday that Captain...

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 20433

Monday, January 4, 2021
Defense

U.S. Senate Backs Key Defense Bill, Overriding Trump Veto

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) said the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 6395) includes the most consequential maritime legislation enacted in years. One key provision confirms that all U.S....

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 1224

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Defense

Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…

By CAPT Roy Love, USN I can’t for the life of me understand why the Navy is not getting sufficient applicants for Navy ROTC scholarships. Each year, hundreds of scholarships...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 7234

Monday, December 28, 2020
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Leaks Hydraulic Oil in Kodiak, Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard responded over the weekend to a hydraulic oil leak from the Coast Guard buoy tender Spar in Womens Bay near Kodiak, Alaska. Watchstanders at the Sector...

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 2778

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Defense

Trump Vetoes Major Defense Bill Despite Backing in Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed a $740-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense on Wednesday, despite its strong support in...

December 23, 2020
Total Views: 3508

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Defense

U.S. Congress Approves Funds for Fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel

The United States Congress has approved $390 million to fund the construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) to be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 7255

Defense

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Sub Enters Gulf After Transiting the Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear-power submarine USS Georgia has entered the Arabian Gulf after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy said the sub was accompanied by the guided-missile cruisers...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 4427

Sunday, December 20, 2020
Defense

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Group Sails Through Taiwan Strait

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s navy and air force were deployed on Sunday as a Chinese aircraft carrier group led by the country’s newest carrier, the Shandong, sailed...

December 20, 2020
Total Views: 4994

Thursday, December 17, 2020
china navy ships
Defense

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Issue New Maritime Strategy

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have today issued a new maritime strategy providing strategic guidance for their plan for facing adversaries at sea over the next decade....

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 13875

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
National Security Multi-Mission Vessel
Defense

Steel Cut on First NSMV at Philly Shipyard

Steel has been cut on the first National Security Multi-Mission vessel marking the official start of construction at Philly Shipyard. The NSMVs will be the first state-of-the-art training vessels for...

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 9509

Monday, December 14, 2020
Defense

USS Gabrielle Giffords Catches Drug Smuggling Vessel Carrying Over $100 Million of Cocaine

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords has seized suspected cocaine worth more than $100 million from a low-profile drug smuggling vessel in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said over...

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 16725

Friday, December 11, 2020
brexit
Defense

Royal Navy to Help Protect UK Fishing Waters in Case of No-Deal Brexit -Guardian

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Four Royal Navy patrol ships will be ready from Jan. 1 to help Britain protect its fishing waters in case of a no-deal Brexit, The Guardian newspaper reported...

December 11, 2020
Total Views: 2951

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Defense

Costly Navy Frigate Cited by Lawmakers for ‘Significant’ Risks

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — House and Senate defense lawmakers say the Navy’s new frigate program faces “significant risks” amid a surge in cost estimates for the next-generation vessel built by...

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 15266

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Defense

France’s Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier Will be Nuclear-Powered -Macron

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – France’s next-generation aircraft carrier will be nuclear-powered and replace the national fleet’s flagship warship, the Charles de Gaulle, in 2038, President Emmanuel Macron said on...

December 8, 2020
Total Views: 10348

Monday, December 7, 2020
Defense

The United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Heads North to the Arctic

The nation’s only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, departed Seattle on Friday for its month-long deployment to the Arctic. While there the vessel and its crew will “protect the...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 5811

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Defense

Israel Receives Its Most Advanced Warship as Iran Tensions Rise

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Israel received its most advanced warship on Wednesday, describing the German-made vessel dubbed “Shield” as a bulwark for vulnerable Mediterranean gas rigs...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 4252