The new 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment got to show off the basics of how it will operate with partners at RIMPAC. Now comes a major experimentation push ahead of a fall 2023 deadline to become operational.
Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, of the 2nd Marine Division and Task Force 61/2, has given Defense News an insider’s view of force structure and equipment involved in the realization of the Corps' Force Design 2030.
Four unmanned surface vessels are operating at RIMPAC -- and the lessons they generate will inform the path to a Large USV program of record in the next three years, and help determine if there's a future for a Medium USV.
The CNO's updated Navigation Plan is quite similar to last year's original plan — but it intentionally couches Navy priorities and capabilities in the terms of the new National Defense Strategy, to make a stronger case for Pentagon funding.
Australian amphibious ship Canberra is working through integration issues with as many kinds of foreign aircraft as it can -- including taking the unprecedented step of embarking a pair of U.S. MV-22 Ospreys for three weeks during RIMPAC 2022.
After two catastrophic collisions in 2017, the U.S. Navy moved forward with dozens of recommendations meant to ensure it couldn’t happen again. But during this process, something became clear: Despite spending billions of dollars on readiness initiatives, the Navy’s mishap rate hadn’t improved in the last 30 years.
The Navy makes clear RIMPAC is never aimed at any specific country. But RIMPAC 2022 focuses on all the same skillsets that would be useful if China were to attack Taiwan, the head of the Pacific Fleet acknowledged.