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The new plan cuts the number of Seal platoons by as much as 30% and increases their size to make the teams more lethal and able to counter sophisticated maritime and undersea adverseries. (Reuters / File Photo)

US Navy Seals to shift from counter-terrorism, focus now on China and Russia

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 06:56 PM IST
The counterterrorism fight had its benefits, allowing the Seals to sharpen their skills in developing intelligence networks and finding and hitting targets. However, the recent shift reflects the broader Pentagon strategy to prioritize China and Russia, which are rapidly growing their militaries.
The US navy ship's safety net was damaged. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image )
The US navy ship's safety net was damaged. (AFP File Photo/Representative Image )

Unmanned helicopter crashes into US Navy ship, damaging hull: Officials

AP | , San Diego
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 05:56 AM IST
No one was injured when the 31-foot-long MQ-8B Fire Scout struck the hull of the USS Charleston shortly after the helicopter took off.
The exercise comes days after China condemned the sailing of the destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands. In picture - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.(AFP)
The exercise comes days after China condemned the sailing of the destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, near the Chinese-controlled Paracel Islands. In picture - Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.(AFP)

Two US carrier groups conduct exercises in South China Sea

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:10 PM IST
The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group "conducted a multitude of exercises aimed at increasing interoperability between assets as well as command and control capabilities", the US Navy said.
The image shows members of the US Navy Band wearing headphones as they take turns singing lyrics of Taylor Swift's song into the microphones.(Twitter/@usnavyband)
The image shows members of the US Navy Band wearing headphones as they take turns singing lyrics of Taylor Swift's song into the microphones.(Twitter/@usnavyband)

US Navy Band performs Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:52 AM IST
This almost two-minute-thirty-second long recording was shared on the official Twitter account of the US Navy Band.
For 10 years after that, she was the director of the Navy Programming Languages Group.
For 10 years after that, she was the director of the Navy Programming Languages Group.

Grace Hopper: Computer scientist and luminary in US Navy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Known for her achievements as one of America’s early computer scientists, this US Navy luminary’s pioneering work earned her the nicknames Amazing Grace and Grandma COBOL.
The US Navy routinely has tense encounters with the Revolutionary Guard, whose speed boats race alongside American warships in the Persian Gulf.(AP)
The US Navy routinely has tense encounters with the Revolutionary Guard, whose speed boats race alongside American warships in the Persian Gulf.(AP)

US Navy official says ‘uneasy deterrence’ reached with Iran

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | By Associated Press | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:36 PM IST
“We have achieved an uneasy deterrence. That uneasy deterrence is exacerbated by world events and by events along the way,” said Vice Admiral Sam Paparo who oversees the Navy’s 5th Fleet based in Bahrain.
The spokesperson said the redeployment was related to a US drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan.(AFP)
The spokesperson said the redeployment was related to a US drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan.(AFP)

US aircraft carrier deploys to Gulf, Navy says unrelated to ‘specific threats’

Dubai | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:40 PM IST
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian scientist suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme, was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday, threatening to provoke a new confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The Pentagon declined comment. Taiwan’s foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday that a US official had arrived in Taiwan but declined to provide details, saying the trip had not been made public.(Reuters)
The Pentagon declined comment. Taiwan’s foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday that a US official had arrived in Taiwan but declined to provide details, saying the trip had not been made public.(Reuters)

US Navy admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan, sources say

Taipei, Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:19 AM IST
The sources, who include a Taiwanese official familiar with the situation, said the official was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity.
Braithwaite’s remarks come against the backdrop of the navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US kicking off second phase of the Malabar exercise in the Arabian Sea.(PTI Photo. Representative image)
Braithwaite’s remarks come against the backdrop of the navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US kicking off second phase of the Malabar exercise in the Arabian Sea.(PTI Photo. Representative image)

US Navy plans to revive tactical formation focused on Indian, Pacific oceans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:32 AM IST
Kenneth Braithwaite, secretary of the US Navy, made the announcement about establishing the First Fleet while addressing the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium on Tuesday.
The tactical formation of the US Navy will focus on the Indian and Pacific Oceans and work with partners such as India and Singapore to cope with potential contingencies,.(REUTERS)
The tactical formation of the US Navy will focus on the Indian and Pacific Oceans and work with partners such as India and Singapore to cope with potential contingencies,.(REUTERS)

US Navy plans to revive formation focused on Indian and Pacific oceans

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 12:18 AM IST
The move assumes significance because of the current focus on China’s assertive actions across the Indo-Pacific, especially the South China Sea.
US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will participate in the naval drills with Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya along with aircraft carriers from Australia and Japan in the high intensity naval operations over four days.(AFP Photo/File)
US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz will participate in the naval drills with Indian aircraft carrier Vikramaditya along with aircraft carriers from Australia and Japan in the high intensity naval operations over four days.(AFP Photo/File)

Quad navies ready for high intensity Malabar phase 2, China watches

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 11:56 PM IST
The exercise is being conducted at a time when India and China are locked in a border row in the Ladakh sector and talks to reduce military tensions remain deadlocked.
A US Navy training plane crashed in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast on Friday.(AP)
A US Navy training plane crashed in an Alabama residential neighbourhood near the Gulf Coast on Friday.(AP)

2 onboard US Navy training plane killed in Alabama crash

US | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The crash occurred southeast of Mobile, near the city of Foley and the town of Magnolia Springs.
The Thresher story was already well known. It had undergone sea trials and was back in the ocean for deep-dive testing about 220 miles off Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.(AP file photo)
The Thresher story was already well known. It had undergone sea trials and was back in the ocean for deep-dive testing about 220 miles off Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.(AP file photo)

US Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

Portland, Maine | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 07:40 AM IST
The first of the documents released were 300 pages from the official inquiry into the sinking of the USS Thresher on April 10, 1963.
In this photo released by the US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Arabian Sea.(AP)
In this photo released by the US Navy, the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz transits the Arabian Sea.(AP)

US Navy searches for missing Nimitz sailor in Arabian Sea

Dubai | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 01:43 PM IST
The crew aboard the Nimitz sounded a “man overboard” alert at 6:47 p.m. on Sunday, after being unable to find the sailor aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, said Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokeswoman for the US Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet.
Indian naval ships conduct a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the United States Navy’s USS Nimitz carrier strike group near the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) islands as it transits the Indian Ocean.(PTI)
Indian naval ships conduct a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the United States Navy’s USS Nimitz carrier strike group near the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) islands as it transits the Indian Ocean.(PTI)

8 Indian,US warships conduct maritime drills in Indian Ocean

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 02:15 AM IST
The drills also came at a time when tensions have mounted over China’s activities in the South China Sea, where the US Navy has just conducted a major exercise that involved two carrier strike groups.
The passage exercise involved a total of eight Indian and US warships, said an official.(@indiannavy/Twitter Screengrab)
The passage exercise involved a total of eight Indian and US warships, said an official.(@indiannavy/Twitter Screengrab)

Indian, US navies conduct drills in Indian Ocean amid border row with China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:25 PM IST
The IAF has raised its guard along the northern border to deal with any military provocation by the Chinese forces and forward bases have been ordered to be on their highest state of alert.
The drills also come at a time when tensions have mounted over China’s activities in South China Sea, where the US Navy just conducted a major exercise.(HT file photo for representation)
The drills also come at a time when tensions have mounted over China’s activities in South China Sea, where the US Navy just conducted a major exercise.(HT file photo for representation)

Indian, US navies to conduct drills off Andaman amid border row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The Eastern Fleet of the Indian Navy is currently carrying out manoeuvres near Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore.(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)
USS Nimitz at 2007 Malabar exercises with Indian Jaguar fighters. China issued demarche to all participating QUAD countries plus Singapore.(File Photo/Courtesy: US Navy)

QUAD is ready but no more free lunches for ASEAN on South China Sea

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 02:23 PM IST
India has rejected the Chinese claims on South China Sea (SCS) by calling it a global commons and openly advocated its long held position of freedom of navigation and overflights.
Sailors stand at attention and salute the national ensign during morning colors behind the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base in San Diego.(AP)
Sailors stand at attention and salute the national ensign during morning colors behind the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base in San Diego.(AP)

US Navy warship stable, fire could be out in 24 hours, says official

San Diego | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 08:39 AM IST
The fire’s threat of moving toward the million gallons (3.8 million liters) of fuel on board had subsided because of the significant progress crews made overnight, said Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck.
The USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship whose size ranks second in the US Navy fleet to that of an aircraft carrier, remained largely shrouded in thick, acrid smoke on Monday.(REUTERS)
The USS Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship whose size ranks second in the US Navy fleet to that of an aircraft carrier, remained largely shrouded in thick, acrid smoke on Monday.(REUTERS)

US Navy battles for 2nd day to save burning warship in San Diego

San Diego | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:56 AM IST
The fire, accompanied by at least one large explosion, erupted Sunday morning in the lower cargo hold of the 844-foot-long (257 meter) ship, docked for routine maintenance at its home port at US Naval Base San Diego.
Kingsville: In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, student Naval aviator Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron (VT) 21 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, stands by a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft.(AP Photo)
Kingsville: In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, student Naval aviator Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle, assigned to the Redhawks of Training Squadron (VT) 21 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, stands by a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft.(AP Photo)

‘MAKING HISTORY’: US Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

Kingsville | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:35 AM IST
Madeline Swegle’s milestone comes more than 45 years after Rosemary Mariner in 1974 became the first woman to fly a tactical fighter jet, according to news outlets.
The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 4.(Twitter/@USPacificFleet)
The USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea on July 4.(Twitter/@USPacificFleet)

‘Not intimidated’: US Navy tweets sharp comeback to China on ‘aircraft carrier killer’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 08:08 AM IST
A news report in China claimed that the South China Sea is fully within grasp of the Chinese army. The US Navy responded by tweeting pictures of the two aircraft carriers it has sent to the region for military exercises.
USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Solid State Laser - Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) test in the Pacific, May 16, 2020.(Photo Credit: US Navy)
USS Portland (LPD 27) conducts a Solid State Laser - Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) test in the Pacific, May 16, 2020.(Photo Credit: US Navy)

US Navy successfully tests a laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Directed-Energy Weapons are defined as electromagnetic systems capable of converting chemical or electrical energy to radiated energy and focusing it on a target, resulting in physical damage that degrades, neutralises, defeats, or destroys an adversarial capability.
The US department of defense (DOD) said it has authorised the release of three videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, “which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorised releases in 2007 and 2017”.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational Photo)
The US department of defense (DOD) said it has authorised the release of three videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, “which have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorised releases in 2007 and 2017”.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational Photo)

Pentagon releases 3 ‘UFO’ videos officially. Here’s why

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Two of the videos, published by the New York Times in 2017, show fast-moving oblong objects racing through the sky and a pilot, in one video yelling, “Look at that thing, dude. It’s rotating!”
Captain Brett E. Crozier’s dismissal came as the Pentagon struggles, amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, to maintain the readiness of its air, sea and ground forces worldwide.(Reuters/ U.S. Navy)
Captain Brett E. Crozier’s dismissal came as the Pentagon struggles, amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, to maintain the readiness of its air, sea and ground forces worldwide.(Reuters/ U.S. Navy)

US navy captain fired for voicing coronavirus concern tests positive: Report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2020 06:41 AM IST
Captain Brett Crozier’s COVID-19 test result was reported Sunday, just hours after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the captain’s firing.
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore.(AP/FILE PHOTO)
The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus is asking for permission to isolate the bulk of his roughly 5,000 crew members on shore.(AP/FILE PHOTO)

US Navy fires captain who sought help for coronavirus-stricken ship

Washington | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2020 09:22 AM IST
The USS Theodore Roosevelt, with a crew of nearly 5,000, is docked in Guam. More than 100 sailors on the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, but none are hospitalized at this point.
The Navy, Army and Air Force as well as the Pentagon’s advanced research agency are all developing prototype weapons.(Getty Representative Photo)
The Navy, Army and Air Force as well as the Pentagon’s advanced research agency are all developing prototype weapons.(Getty Representative Photo)

US to test bombs that glide at five times the speed of sound

Bloomberg | By Tony Capaccio
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 04:16 PM IST
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the next Pentagon budget proposal will increase funding beyond the $5 billion provided in this year’s 5 year budget plan for the technology.
Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will finally go on trial in 2021(AP)
Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will finally go on trial in 2021(AP)

Alleged 9/11 plotters at Guantanamo to go on trial in 2021: Report

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 09:59 AM IST
A military judge at the US Navy’s Guantanamo, Cuba base set the date for the death-penalty trial for January 11, 2021, according to the newspaper.
Local long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad were among those that changed flight routes in an area that is home to major hubs of global air travel.(AFP Photo/ Representative image)
Local long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad were among those that changed flight routes in an area that is home to major hubs of global air travel.(AFP Photo/ Representative image)

Airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US military drone

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 08:46 AM IST
The Federal Aviation Administration warned of a “potential for miscalculation or misidentification” in the region after an Iranian surface-to-air missile on Thursday brought down a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft with a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737 jetliner and costing over $100 million.
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S Mccain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters.(REUTERS/FILE)
The US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S Mccain is seen after a collision, in Singapore waters.(REUTERS/FILE)

White House wanted McCain warship ‘out of sight’ during President Trump’s Japan trip

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 10:55 AM IST
The White House wanted the US Navy to keep a warship named for the late senator John Mccain out of President Donald Trump’s view during his trip to Japan, US officials said.
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