Tests evaluated weapon communications and navigation equipment as well as advanced materials that can withstand the heat in a "realistic hypersonic environment," says US Navy.
In a clear message to Russia, the USS Gerald R. Ford will patrol North Atlantic waters along with several other ships from the Western alliance.
Some 36,000 soldiers say in confidential survey they experienced unwanted sexual contact — a dramatic surge over the roughly 20,000 who said that in a similar 2018 survey, AP reports.
The US Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet will begin to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region.
The naval force will patrol the smuggling paths used for supplying weapons to Yemen’s Houthis.
The US kicks off the IMX drill with 60 nations including Israel and countries that do not have formal diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Oman and Yemen.
Forces from the UAE, Bahrain, Israel and the US Naval Forces Central Command began a multilateral maritime security operations exercise in the Red Sea to "enhance interoperability".
US forces reportedly used helicopters and warships to block a tanker carrying Iranian oil but the Revolutionary Guard reacted “promptly”.
Iran has rejected Israeli accusations that it was involved in the attack, calling the allegations "baseless" and an attempt by Israel to "divert attention from facts".
Iran says its navy warned US vessels to stop "provocative and aimless shooting".
Confrontation comes amid talks in Vienna between Iran and major powers on the mechanics of a US return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by then-president Donald Trump.
Plagued with every flaw a warship could face, it is difficult to see how the Littoral combat ship was supposed to redefine the US naval standoff with China.
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