20% of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard working remotely
KITTERY, Maine – Approximately 20% of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workforce is currently working remotely as a result of the coronavirus health emergency, officials said this week. The shipyard remains fully operational during the pandemic, which has closed all non-essential businesses in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts – the... Read more
Chinese military expert advocates using lasers to paralyze US warships in South China Sea
  The Chinese military should consider using non-lethal lasers on U.S. Navy warships to discourage their transits through the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper in China said Tuesday. Chinese military expert Song Zhongping told Global Times that the use of electromagnetic weapons, such as low-energy laser devices, could... Read more
Pentagon calls Navy to action after Coronavirus cases among US troops double in one day
WASHINGTON — Thirty-six American service members worldwide had tested positive for the coronavirus as of Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman said, confirming that the cases among troops had doubled in just one day. In total, 59 members of the Defense Department community had confirmed cases of the fast-spreading coronavirus, formally... Read more
Chinese destroyer shot weapons-grade laser at US Navy aircraft in the Philippine Sea
Photo: PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 1, 2019) Lt. John Paul Wiemann (left) and Lt. Bradley Woods (right) pilot a P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 as part of a sinking exercise (SINKEX) during Exercise Pacific Griffin. Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted in the waters near Guam aimed... Read more
US Navy submarine spotted with massive damage to its “stealth” coating
A Virginia class attack submarine is struggling to make it in the high seas, particularly in regards to her “stealth” coating. The USS Colorado (SSN 788) was spotted with significant cracking along her hull, though she remained structurally sound and the damage appeared to only affect the Special Hull... Read more
Navy proposes special operations training in Washington State Parks
State Parks is reviewing a proposal from the Navy to expand its use of parks in Western Washington for special operations training from five locations to 29. Public comments are being accepted and a public meeting will be held May 6 in Port Townsend. Staff will provide a report... Read more
Navy looking to retire first of four LCS ships despite only being six years old
The US Navy is looking to retire the first of four littoral combat ships, despite being just over half a decade old. Despite a push to reach 335 ships by 2030, the Navy is seemingly more than happy to ditch its LCS fleet, even though many of the ships... Read more
Prince Andrew defers promotion to Admiral amid Epstein accusations
  London (dpa) – Britain’s Prince Andrew has asked to defer a military honour that he was due to receive on his 60th birthday, Buckingham Palace said on Friday, amid a media focus on his relationship with the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew has asked... Read more
Admiral: US Navy ships can’t expect to be safe off East Coast, Russian submarines are patrolling
The Atlantic Ocean is once again a contested naval space, according to a US Navy three-star who noted an uptick in Russian submarine activity off the American coast. Despite two decades of relatively quiet passage for Navy vessels across the Atlantic, the increase in Russian submarine activity has led... Read more
U.S. Navy sails warship near disputed islands in South China Sea for first time in 2020
(Jan. 28, 2020) The Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Montgomery (LCS 8), bottom, and USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) operate in the South China Sea, Jan. 28, 2020. Montgomery and Gabrielle Giffords are on rotational deployments to USINDOPACOM, conducting operations, exercises and port visits throughout the region and working... Read more
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