North Korean Military Satellite Launch Fails After Rocket Explodes

DPRK NATA’s Report on Successful Launch of Reconnaissance Satellite in 2023. KCNA Image

North Korea’s attempt to put a second military reconnaissance satellite into orbit failed on Monday when the rocket carrying the satellite exploded mid-flight.
According to state media, the explosion was likely due to the reliability of the rocket engine. Meanwhile, Japan reported on Monday that a WL-10 (Wing Loong-10) unmanned aerial vehicle had been operating over the East China Sea that day, marking the...

U.S. Gaza Aid Pier Shut Down After Damage from Heavy Weather

A section of the U.S. Gaza pier off the coast of Gaza on May 28, 2024. Still from a post on X.

A U.S. aid operation to send humanitarian aid to Gaza is shut down after a section of a U.S. humanitarian pier and at least four Army watercraft broke free from their moorings due to heavy sea states and were beached off the coast of Gaza, defense officials said Tuesday.
On Tuesday, part of the Trident pier, where Army watercraft unload aid trucks, separated from the larger structure and floated off...

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 28, 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 28, 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
(USS 235, USNS 61)
(USS 68, USNS 32)
(54 Deployed, 29 Local)

In Japan

Chief Aviation Machinist’s Mate...

Destroyer John Basilone Completes Acceptance Trials

Destroyer John Basilone (DDG-122) returns from Navy acceptance trials on May 23, 2024. BIW Photo

Guided-missile destroyer John Basilone (DDG-122) completed its Navy acceptance trails ahead of delivery to the service, shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.

On May 23, Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA destroyer completed its final set of acceptance trials in the Atlantic with the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey embarked and returned to the Maine shipyard.

“During acceptance trials, a Bath...

Sweden’s NATO Membership Unlocks the Baltic Sea for Alliance, Ends 200 Years of Neutrality

Swedish Marine Lance Corporal Peter Jansell, a chief mechanic with the 1st Marine Regiment, observes the horizon on a Combat Boat 90 during exercise Archipelago Endeavor 23 in Sweden on Sept. 13, 2023. US Marine Corps Photo

STOCKHOLM – Two months into its membership in NATO, Sweden is retooling its defense after 200 years of military neutrality.

Not since Napoleon’s 1812 campaign in Russia has Sweden formally allied militarily with another country, Minister of Defense Pål Jonson told reporters...

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