The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan are carrying out dual carrier operations and exercises in the South China Sea in response to increased Chinese activity in the area, the Navy announced. "The purpose is to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability," said Rear Adm. George M. Wikoff, commander of the strike group led by the Reagan.
The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords is patrolling the Western Pacific without a replacement for the RGM-184A Naval Strike Missile it test fired in October, photos indicate. The absence raises questions about the RGM-184A program and the Navy's deployment capabilities, Joseph Trevithick writes.
The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell has wound up 13 years of service with the 7th Fleet out of Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan and is on its way to Portland, Ore., for modernization. The next stop will be Naval Station Everett, Wash., where the McCampbell will join the 3rd Fleet.
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman has arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for an Extended Carrier Incremental Availability after a seven-month deployment. The Truman joins the USS George H.W. Bush on the NNSY waterfront.
More than two years of restoration and repair are now behind the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which has arrived at its San Diego home. The Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship in 2017, killing seven sailors and injuring at least three others.
France is preparing to move ahead with plans for a new aircraft carrier to replace the country's only current carrier, the Charles de Gaulle. The new carrier may include an electromagnetic aircraft launching system, such as that on the USS Gerald R. Ford, as well as nuclear propulsion.
A consortium is proposing an autonomous, battery-electric guard vessel for offshore wind farms. The Autonomous Guard Vessel would be equipped with sensors, radar and visual input to monitor sea traffic and would be capable of contacting, instructing and escorting away intruding vessels.
Less than a year from now renewable sources may top natural gas, even briefly, as the nation's leading energy source while coal use plummets, according to a forecast by the US Energy Information Administration. An ASME Infographic explores the changing US energy mix and the rapid decline of coal.
More than a million cubic yards of ash and debris that washed into California's Devil's Gate Dam after a major 2009 fire will finally be removed after a settlement with environmentalists. The groups had challenged the removal plans, saying they were too broad and would disturb wildlife occupying acreage behind the dam.
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