Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

By Kris Osborn on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology so that the aircraft can better function in a maritime environment

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

By Kris Osborn on Monday, October 13th, 2014

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

The Army plans to conduct more maritime exercises with Navy ships in the Pacific as part of the services’ rebalance to the region.

Marines Use Osprey for Medevac Tactics

By Kris Osborn on Monday, October 6th, 2014

Marines Use Osprey for Medevac Tactics

U.S. Marines are showing off the Osprey and its ability to be used in disaster relief at San Francisco’s Fleet Week.

LCS Test-Fires New Norwegian Missile

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

LCS Test-Fires New Norwegian Missile

The Navy test-fired a Norwegian long-range precision strike missile from the deck of its Littoral Combat Ship to assess whether the weapon should be permanently integrated onto the ship

Navy Considers Aircraft for Future Carrier Delivery Mission

By Kris Osborn on Friday, September 26th, 2014

Navy Considers Aircraft for Future Carrier Delivery Mission

The Navy is evaluating a range of aircraft as possible future platforms to perform landing, take-off and delivery missions on aircraft carriers,

Raytheon Tests New Extended Range Griffin Missile

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Raytheon Tests New Extended Range Griffin Missile

Raytheon is testing a new extended range Griffin missile which triples the range of the existing weapon and adds infrared imaging guidance technology.

Navy Receives First Block III Virginia-Class Submarine

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Navy Receives First Block III Virginia-Class Submarine

The Navy accepted delivery of the USS North Dakota on Aug. 29.

New Threats Change Amphibious Assault Strategy

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

New Threats Change Amphibious Assault Strategy

Admirals want to buy more Landing Craft Air Cushions in light of the increased global missile threat in the Pacific.

Think Tank: Cancel the Littoral Combat Ship

By Brendan McGarry on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Think Tank: Cancel the Littoral Combat Ship

A research group is calling on lawmakers to cancel the Littoral Combat Ship months after the Pentagon cut the number of vessels it plans to buy.

Navy Awards $2.5 Billion Cyber Contract

By Brendan McGarry on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Navy Awards $2.5 Billion Cyber Contract

Five contractors won seats on a multi-billion-dollar contract to upgrade the Navy’s ship-based computer networks against cybersecurity threats.

Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

By Brendan McGarry on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Boeing Wins $300 Million Contract for P-8 Parts

The award comes as the Chicago-based aerospace giant is cutting costs from its defense segment in anticipation of a downturn in U.S. military spending.

Navy: Cuts Threaten 306-Ship Fleet Goal

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Navy: Cuts Threaten 306-Ship Fleet Goal

The Navy’s latest 30-year shipbuilding plan calling for a fleet size of more than 300 ships and submarines is at risk because of budget cuts.

Navy Awards Deal to Plan for Carrier Defueling

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, August 4th, 2014

Navy Awards Deal to Plan for Carrier Defueling

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract to begin planning to defuel the USS George Washington, which may be targeted for decommissioning due to budget cuts.

Emerging Threats Won’t Stop Pacific Pivot: Locklear

By Richard Sisk on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Emerging Threats Won’t Stop Pacific Pivot: Locklear

Escalating threats in the Mideast and Europe have yet to impact on the nation’s intent to shift forces to the Pacific, Adm. Samuel Locklear said Tuesday.

Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

By Matthew Cox on Friday, July 25th, 2014

Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

The Corps needs 38 amphibious assault ships for crisis-response missions around the world but the sea service will likely have to settle for 33.

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, July 21st, 2014

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

Boeing Unveils New Maritime Surveillance Plane

By Kris Osborn on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Boeing Unveils New Maritime Surveillance Plane

Boeing developers have combined sensors from the P-8 with a Bombardier Challenger to create a new surveillance aircraft.

Pentagon’s No. 2 to Meet with Navy to Discuss UCLASS

By Kris Osborn on Monday, July 14th, 2014

Pentagon’s No. 2 to Meet with Navy to Discuss UCLASS

Bob Work will meet with Navy officials to discuss requirements for the service’s carrier drone development program.

UPDATE: Pentagon Delays Navy’s Carrier Drone Program

By Kris Osborn on Friday, July 11th, 2014

UPDATE: Pentagon Delays Navy’s Carrier Drone Program

The Pentagon has delayed the delivery of the RFP that Navy officials expected later this month for the UCLASS program.

Pentagon Reviews UCLASS Strike Capabilities

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Pentagon Reviews UCLASS Strike Capabilities

Pentagon is reviewing Congressional concerns that the Navy’s UCLASS was too focused on ISR versus strike capabilities.

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