USS OLYMPIA (SSN 717)
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U.S. Naval Institute News

  • Australian Prime Minister: Chinese Navy Has ‘Every Right’ to Operate In Our Exclusive Economic Zone
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Chinese naval ships have every right to operate in Australia’s exclusive economic zone, just as Australia and other countries have the right to freedom of movement in the South China Sea, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday. During a press conference today in South Australia, Morrison was asked about reports […]
  • Australia Needs Asymmetric Capabilities to Counter China in Indo-Pacific, Former Australian Official Says
    Australian political leaders have refocused Canberra’s attention on developing more asymmetric capabilities necessary to fighting a war far from its shores against “high-end competitor” China, a former senior national security adviser to its foreign minister said Tuesday. John Lee, now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, described the security situation regarding Taiwan and in […]
  • Danish Navy Frigate Kills 4 Pirates in Gulf of Guinea Anti-Piracy Mission
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The Royal Danish Navy frigate HDMS Esbern Snare (F342) engaged pirates on Wednesday during an anti-piracy deployment in the Gulf of Guinea off West Africa, killing four pirates and capturing the remaining four. The ship was responding to reports of pirate activity and heading to the scene while sending it’s embarked […]
  • Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Destroyer Programs
    The following is the Nov. 17, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress. From the report The Navy began procuring Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class destroyers, also known as Aegis destroyers, in FY1985, and a total of 87 have been procured through FY2021, including two in FY2021. […]
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