Bulava Salvo Firing

Today Russian Northern Fleet Borey-class SSBN Yuriy Dolgorukiy (K-535) salvo-fired four Bulava (RSM-56 / SS-N-32) SLBMs while submerged in the White Sea. According to RIA Novosti, the fleet press-service said the “established missions were completely fulfilled.” The press-service continued saying, the “tactical-technical characteristics and reliability [of…

The Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Apache Helicopter Fleet for a Critical Defect – YouTube

This video shows you that The Army Is Inspecting Its Entire Apache Helicopter Fleet for a Critical Defect. The Army has ordered aviation techs to widen their search for a broken part that can send Apache helicopter rotors catastrophically ripping loose mid-flight, according to documents…

YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 22, 2018)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) arrives at U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan. FLEACT Yokosuka provides, maintains, and operates base facilities and services in support of the U.S. 7th Fleet’s…

SHIMODA, Japan (May 19, 2018)

The U.S. 7th Fleet Band performs during a parade down the main street of Shimoda, Japan, as part of the 79th Shimoda Black Ship Festival. The U.S. Navy’s participation in the festival celebrates the heritage of U.S.-Japanese naval partnership first established by Commodore Matthew Perry’s…

Blue Replenishment

The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe steams alongside the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, as part of a replenishment at sea during sea trials in the waters south of Japan, May 14, 2018. The non-combatant, civilian-crewed ship, operated by MSC,…

HAL offers 40 more Sukhois at one third of Rafale’s cost

With the Sukhoi-30MKI fighter — the backbone of the air force fleet — nearing the end of its production run, its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), is taking up a case to build 40 more. If the defence ministry accepts HAL’s proposal, the inventory of…

ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 7, 2018)

A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the Rawhides of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 prepares to land on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shane Bryan (Released) 180507-N-AD724-1301 VISIT THE…

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 6, 2018)

The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) transits alongside the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) while conducting a replenishment-at-sea during Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th MEU exercise (ARGMEUEX). ARGMEUEX enhances joint integration, lethality and collective capabilities of…

High Alert: US Navy re-establishes 2nd Fleet amid Russia tensions – YouTube

High Alert: US Navy re-establishes 2nd Fleet amid Russia tensions Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the US Navy announced Friday the re-establishment of the US Second Fleet which will be responsible for Naval forces along the East Coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The…