‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as coronavirus strikes aircraft carrier

For answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus, click here.   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested.…

Choppy waters await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew more than 5,000 is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any time if required, but…

‘Choppy waters’ await Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled Friday to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined for days, sitting pier side in Guam as the entire crew — more than 5,000 — is tested. Navy leaders say the carrier could return to duty at any time…

Navy to test thousands of sailors aboard aircraft carrier after spate of coronavirus cases

“We are in the process now of testing 100 percent of the crew of that ship to ensure that we were able to contain whatever spread might have occurred there on the ship,” Modly said in a briefing at the Pentagon. “But I also want to emphasize that the ship is operationally capable and can do its mission if required to do so.” Modly said the infected sailors, who were flown off the ship and were under quarantine in Guam, had mild symptoms that had not required hospitalization so far. The…

Here’s Everything We Know About the Torpedoes Used by the Chinese Navy

Key point: Beijing’s fleet is improving and so are its armaments. Let’s look at what they’ve done with their “fish.” The current fleet of Chinese sub-launched torpedoes represents an interesting blend of Soviet, American and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. From the Yu-4, a domestic completion of an incomplete Soviet design, to the Yu-6, which uses an Intel microprocessor to power its guidance components, the torpedoes of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) show significant traces of reverse engineering. But how capable are they? Do they really improve on the designs on…

US Navy Fires Missiles in Philippine Sea Sending Message to Beijing

The US Navy launched live–fire missiles in the Philippine Sea last week, in what is seen as a direct message to China. The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry launched a medium-range Standard Missile-2, according to the US Seventh Fleet’s Facebook page. The exercise took place in waters east of the Philippines. According to the South China Morning Post, the destroyer was accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh which also fired an SM-2 missile. The Post spoke with military analysts who believe the exercise was meant to be a warning to…

U.S. Navy Launches Live-Fire Missiles in Philippine Sea

The U.S. Navy launched live-fire missile tests in the Philippine Sea, it revealed this week, to warn China that the U.S. remains ready to intercept new Chinese missiles, military analysts said. The drill took place in the waters east of the Philippines – pertaining to the highly contested South China Sea, claimed almost entirely by China – on Thursday, according to the U.S. Seventh Fleet’s Facebook page. The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry launched a medium-range Standard Missile-2, accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh, which also launched an SM-2 during…

3 US Navy sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus, defense officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Three U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea have tested positive for Covid-19, marking the first time the virus has spread to a U.S. warship at sea, four U.S. defense officials tell Fox News. The new positive cases have not been previously reported. The three sailors are currently in quarantine aboard the aircraft carrier and will be flown off later today, according to one official. The USS Theodore…

US Navy must stay at sea and stay vigilant to defeat coronavirus

Greece stared death in the face in 480 B.C. The Great King of Persia was summoning overpowering strength to conquer the city-state of Athens, and ultimately the Greek world as a whole. Alert to mortal peril, Athenian leaders dispatched envoys to plead with Pythia, the oracle at Delphi, for divine counsel. As the historian Herodotus reports, the Athenians found her first prophecy indecipherable. So they went back seeking a better one. This time the oracle supplied clearer but still murky guidance. “Farsighted Zeus,” proclaimed Pythia, had granted Athens “a wall…

US Navy Deploys Preventive Medicine Units To Test Crews In South China Sea

KEY POINTS No COVID-19 cases reported in 7th Fleet Special medical testing teams sailing on three ships Plan in place if coronavirus is discovered The Navy has taken coronavirus testing directly to the 7th Fleet in the South China Sea. The fleet is deployed to remind China the waters are international and open to its neighbors. Teams from the Navy Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Units and Naval Medical Research Center joined the amphibious assault ship USS America, the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge last week.…