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Carl Vinson CSG departs on deployment

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CVCSG), led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, launched from San Diego on Aug. 2 in support of global maritime security operations, according to the US Navy. The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group...

USS Arleigh Burke begins the 1st FDNF-E Patrol mission in Rota

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its first forward-deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) patrol, Aug. 2, 2021, the U.S. Navy announced. Arleigh Burke will conduct maritime security operations in support...

U.S. Navy christens future USS Hyman G. Rickover

The Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine, future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), was christened during a ceremony at General Dynamics’ Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Connecticut, July 31, the U.S. Navy announced. Caldwell credited Rickover – who served...

US Navy Decommissions USS Independence (LCS 2) After 11 Years of Service

USS Independence (LCS 2), the lead ship of the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, July 29. Due to public health safety and restrictions of...

Report to U.S. Congress on Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement

The Congressional Research Service report for “Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress” was published on July 29, 2021. The summary of the report is as follows. Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement The U.S. Navy has been procuring Virginia...

Chinese military monitors USS Benfold’s transit in Taiwan Strait

The US guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold sailed through the Taiwan Strait on July 28. The Chinese PLA Eastern Theater Command (ETC) organized naval and air forces to track and monitor the US warship in the whole course, said Army...

U.S. 7th Fleet Task Forces form SAG in the South China Sea

Comprised of ships and personnel from three U.S. 7th Fleet task forces, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), and a detachment from Commander, Task Group (CTG) 75.1/Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

MDA Conducts Most Complex SM-6 Firing Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 (FTM-33) in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two...

Counting Down to Exercise Cutlass Express 2021

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, sponsored by United States Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, will take place July 26 to Aug. 6, 2021 along the East African coastal waters. Exercise Cutlass Express Exercise Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.S....

The U.S. Navy released the 1st photo of USS Stockdale fitted with ODIN laser weapon

The U.S. Navy released a photo of the USS Stockdale fitted with the new Optical Dazzling Interdictor, or ODIN, while conducting a replenishment at sea with USS Carl Winson (CVN-70) from its official Twitter account. ODIN is one of the...

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