The US Navy is developing a submarine-hunting drone ship that will target the next generation of nearly silent enemy diesel submarines, Business Insider reported Tuesday.
U.S. Marines might be forced to use foreign vessels to travel to global hot spots amid reports that budget cuts have left the Navy without enough ships to transport them.
The Marine Corps is looking at putting Marines and helicopters on the ships of foreign allies because the U.S. Navy can’t provide enough amphibious support for the Corps’ missions, a Marine general tells USA Today.
A Russian fighter jet conducted a dangerous aerial intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft two weeks ago over the Black Sea, not the Baltic Sea as originally reported, in the latest sign of heightened military tensions between Moscow and Washington.
China will continue building islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea but a major conflict in the region over the dispute is unlikely, according to a State Department security report.
Autonomous aircraft and unmanned military drones are the future of global military engagements, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
China tried to electronically jam U.S. drone flights over the South China Sea in a bid to thwart spying on disputed island military construction, U.S. officials said. Global Hawk long-range surveillance drones were targeted by the jamming in at least one incident near the disputed Spratly Islands, where China is building military facilities on Fiery Cross Reef.
U.S. military forces are “closely monitoring” an Iranian ship bound for Yemen that is said to contain aid for the warring factions in that country, according to multiple Pentagon officials. The aid ship is reported to be accompanied by at least two Iranian warships also in the region, where Iran and the United States are supporting opposite sides in the conflict between rebel forces and the Yemeni government.
On Thursday, the committee that decides who receives the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor selected the late Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle for the award.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has stopped accompanying commercial ships through the Strait of Hormuz, a mission it began last week in the wake of Iran’s seizure of a cargo ship, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.