Report to Congress on AUKUS Pillar 2

The following is the May 21, 2024, Congressional Research Service report, AUKUS Pillar 2 (Advanced Capabilities): Background and Issues for Congress.

From the report

AUKUS Pillar 2 refers to a suite of cooperative activities conducted by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to develop and field “advanced capabilities” under the AUKUS security partnership. To date, Pillar 2 activities have been coordinated among the three governments by a number of means, including topic-specific...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/22/report-to-congress-on-aukus-pillar-2

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 20, 2024

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 20, 2024, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. 

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
296
(USS 235, USNS 61)
99
(USS 67, USNS 32)
72
(46 Deployed, 26 Local)

In Japan

An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/20/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-may-20-2024

Report to Congress on Economic Effects of Red Sea Disruptions

The following is the May 8, 2024, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, Red Sea Shipping Disruptions: Estimating Economic Effects.

From the report

Attacks by the Yemen-based Ansar Allah (Houthi) movement in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden since November 2023 have disrupted a critical maritime passage for global supply chains, creating bottlenecks at the Suez Canal and Bab al-Mandab Strait—one of the world’s most significant trade chokepoints—and forcing vessels into longer and more costly...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/09/report-to-congress-on-economic-effects-of-red-sea-disruptions

Report to Congress on North Korea-Russia Relations

The following is the May 6, 2024, Congressional Research Service report, North Korea-Russia Relations: Current Developments

From the report

Since 2023, North Korea (officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) and the Russian Federation (Russia) have upgraded their partnership, a development that could potentially boost Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and increase North Korea’s military capabilities and its willingness to engage in provocative actions against...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/07/report-to-congress-on-north-korea-russia-relations

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 6, 2024

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of May 6, 2024, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
295
(USS 235, USNS 60)
97
(USS 65, USNS 32)
74
(49 Deployed, 25 Local)

In Japan

Sailors simulate manning an aircraft...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/06/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-may-6-2024

Report to Congress on Polar Security Cutter Program

The following is the April 29, 2024, Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.

From the report

Required number of polar icebreakers. A 2023 Coast Guard fleet mix analysis concluded that the service will require a total of eight to nine polar icebreakers, including four to five heavy polar icebreakers and four to five medium polar icebreakers, to perform its polar (i.e., Arctic and Antarctic) missions in...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/02/report-to-congress-on-polar-security-cutter-program

Report to Congress on Columbia-class Ballistic Missile Sub

The following is the April 29, 2024, Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress.

From the report

The Navy’s Columbia (SSBN-826) class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) program is a program to design and build a class of 12 new SSBNs to replace the Navy’s current force of 14 aging Ohio-class SSBNs. Since 2013, the Navy has consistently identified the Columbia-class program as the Navy’s top priority...

https://news.usni.org/2024/05/01/report-to-congress-on-columbia-class-ballistic-missile-sub

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 29, 2024

USNI News Graphic

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 29, 2024, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

Ships Underway

Total Battle Force DeployedUnderway
295
(USS 235, USNS 60)
95
(USS 65, USNS 30)
63
(44 Deployed, 26 Local)

In Japan

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Aircraft...

https://news.usni.org/2024/04/29/usni-news-fleet-and-marine-tracker-april-29-2024

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