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South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
May 06, 2019

South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation challenged excessive Chinese claims in the Spratlys.
US Navy Christens Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
April 30, 2019

US Navy Christens Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson was christened on April 27 at a shipyard in the northeastern United States.

2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait Following Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary
April 30, 2019

2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait Following Chinese Navy’s 70th Anniversary

By Ankit Panda
The transit also comes after the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act.

India, US Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill in Indian Ocean
April 16, 2019

India, US Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill in Indian Ocean

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian and U.S. navies practiced submarine hunting in the Indian Ocean earlier this week.

US Navy’s 2020 Budget Opens Debate on Future of the Aircraft Carrier
March 14, 2019

US Navy’s 2020 Budget Opens Debate on Future of the Aircraft Carrier

By Steven Stashwick
Proposals would reduce carrier fleet from 11 to 10 and invest in new capabilities.
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Embarks on ‘First Operational Period at Sea’
March 11, 2019

US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Embarks on ‘First Operational Period at Sea’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USS Zumwalt left San Diego on March 8 for its “first operational period at sea.”

US Navy Commissions New Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
March 06, 2019

US Navy Commissions New Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USS Charleston was commissioned on March 2 in South Carolina.
The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat
March 05, 2019

The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The F-35C Lightning II has achieved initial operational capability, the U.S. Navy announced last month.

US Navy Commissions Latest Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
February 27, 2019

US Navy Commissions Latest Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USS Tulsa was commissioned on February 16 in San Francisco, California.

US Navy Signs $14.9 Billion Contract With Shipbuilder for 2 Supercarriers
February 05, 2019

US Navy Signs $14.9 Billion Contract With Shipbuilder for 2 Supercarriers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Huntingon Ingalls will construct two additional Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.

US Defense Firm Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From US Navy
January 30, 2019

US Defense Firm Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From US Navy

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy has placed an order for 19 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft under a new contract modification.
US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
January 23, 2019

US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The USSAmerica will be replacing the USS Wasp as the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in the region.

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