Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

Congress: Navy Needs More Money for 306-Ship Fleet

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Congress: Navy Needs More Money for 306-Ship Fleet

A new Congressional report found the Navy does not have enough money to deliver on its 30-year shipbuilding plan.

Congress Pushes to Keep an 11 Carrier Navy in Budget Agreement

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Congress Pushes to Keep an 11 Carrier Navy in Budget Agreement

Congressional defense panels shift $605 million to ensure the refuel of the USS George Washington.

Navy LCS Replacement Hangs in Limbo with Hagel Resignation

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Navy LCS Replacement Hangs in Limbo with Hagel Resignation

The Navy’s plan to replace the last 20 Littoral Combat Ships with a new vessel faces uncertainty following Hagel’s resignation.

New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

The U.S. Navy needs to embrace a more offensive surface warfare strategy which finds additional uses for long-range weapons and missiles, says CSBA.

Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Navy’s LCS Tests Counter-Mine, Anti-Submarine Technology

The anti-mine developmental and operational tests this past summer took place on board the USS Independence, or LCS 2.

NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

By Richard Sisk on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

Gen. Breedlove said he had renewed NATO warnings to France against selling two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships to Russia.

F-35C Lands First Time on Carrier

By Kris Osborn on Monday, November 3rd, 2014

F-35C Lands First Time on Carrier

The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing Nov. 3.

Navy Upgrades Ship-Based Electronic Warfare

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Navy Upgrades Ship-Based Electronic Warfare

The Navy is upgrading its suite of electronic warfare technology currently on surface ships across the fleet.

Army to Buy Small Boats to Expand Maritime Mission

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Army to Buy Small Boats to Expand Maritime Mission

The U.S. Army wants to buy a new fleet of small boats and upgrade existing watercraft, an official said.

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.

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