Houthi USVs destroyed in successful attack by US forces

US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that US forces under its operational authority successfully destroyed three Iranian-backed Houthi uncrewed surface vessels (USV) in the Red Sea between June 21 and 22. It was determined that these systems presented an imminent threat to US, coalition...


COLUMN | Houthi attacks show asymmetrical sea warfare is the way ahead [Naval Gazing]

Test firing of the UK-developed DragonFire laser weapon

Attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on merchant shipping in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, and the Arabian Sea continue apace. The Iran-backed Houthis are very well equipped with multiple attack drones and with anti-shipping cruise and ballistic missiles. These weapons are based...


Pyle: Red Sea Operations Demonstrate Importance of Trainers for Surface Community

Sailors train on a navigation simulator at the Mariner Skills Training Center Pacific in San Diego, Calif., on Feb 13, 2023. USNI News Photo

The decade-long $6 billion investment in live, virtual and constructive training for the surface community is paying dividends in the Red Sea, the Navy’s director of surface warfare said Tuesday.

Instead of “figuring out on the fly” how to apply “defense in depth,” as USS Mason (DDG-87) had to do when attacked by two cruise missiles in the Red Sea in 2016,...


HASC’s Adam Smith Says Pentagon Must Assess Platform Capability for Modernization Efforts

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD-27) conducts a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration on a static surface training target, Dec. 14, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Pentagon must make modernization choices between legacy systems and new technology like lasers by evaluating each platform’s capability,the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee said this week. 

“The aircraft carrier battle groups have been enormously helpful” in deterring Iran and its proxies over the...


Houthis Threaten to Expand Range of Targets in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles.

The Houthis will target any ship it believes is connected to a company supplying Israel and block it from passing through the Red Sea if Israel invades Rafah in the Gaza strip, its military spokesman announced via social media Friday.
The Houthi threat also includes targeting any ship heading to Israel that it can reach with its missiles and attack drones, including those approaching the country from the Mediterranean Sea, Houthi Brig. Gen. Yahya Sare’e said...


Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Back in Red Sea, Passes 200-Day Deployment Mark

Sailors participate in flight operations aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in the Red Sea, March 21, 2024. US Navy Photo

Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) is back in the Red Sea and has been deployed for more than 200 days, according to USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker data.
Ike transited the Suez Canal late last month, moving into the Mediterranean Sea after operating in the Red Sea for almost four months, USNI News previously reported


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