Nov 5, 2014

U.S. Navy to deploy cutting-edge spy drone to Okinawa

The U.S. Navy plans to deploy the Triton large unmanned surveillance aircraft, now under development, to Okinawa Prefecture, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said Tuesday. The navy aims to deploy the aircraft by the end of 2017, Greenert said in a speech. ...

Oct 31, 2014

Pair convicted in secret $1.6 million U.S. Navy silencer deal

A senior U.S. Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian Lee Hall of Sterling ...

U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

Aug 26, 2014

U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Wednesday and Thursday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a “dangerous” Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy patrol plane. Last Tuesday, a Chinese ...

Jan 15, 2014

USS Reagan to replace George Washington at Yokosuka

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday it will substitute its nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Yokosuka Naval Base, the USS George Washington, with another in the same class, the Ronald Reagan. The navy said it will announce the specific timing of the ships’ movements at ...

Dec 24, 2013

U.S. Navy gives benefits to gay spouses in Japan

The U.S. Navy will provide military benefits to gay spouses stationed in Japan after previously denying dependent status to them, defense officials said. The change came after U.S. and Japanese officials agreed to an interpretation of the Status of Forces Agreement, concluding that the ...

Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

Oct 18, 2013

Japanese-American takes U.S. Pacific fleet helm

The U.S. Navy has chosen its first Japanese-American to lead the Pacific Fleet, a spokesman said Thursday. Adm. Harry Harris, a former assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeded Adm. Cecil Haney on Wednesday as top commander of the Hawaii-based ...

Apr 7, 2013

Philippines asks U.S. to pay $1.4 million for reef damage

The Philippines will ask the United States to pay 58 million pesos ($1.4 million) in compensation for damage caused by a U.S. warship to a protected coral reef. The amount is based on studies by Philippine agencies, including the coast guard, that found the ...