Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

By Kris Osborn on Friday, May 8th, 2015

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

The Navy is ramping up production of its Standard Missile-6 as part of a broader effort to acquire up to 1,800 of the surface-to-air launched supersonic missiles, Raytheon officials said.

House Mandates Shorter Modernization Periods for Navy Cruisers

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

House Mandates Shorter Modernization Periods for Navy Cruisers

House lawmakers want to limit the amount of time the Navy will be able to lay up portions of its fleet of cruisers from four years down to two years.

House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

House Boosts Funds for Nuclear Submarines, Super Hornets and Amphibs

Nuclear submarines, F/A-18 Super Hornets, new amphibious assault ships, Tomahawk missiles and Littoral Combat Ships end up on the House Armed Services proposal.

Congress Adds Cash to Special Account to Build New Nuclear Submarines

By Kris Osborn on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Congress Adds Cash to Special Account to Build New Nuclear Submarines

Lawmakers will add money into a special fund established this year for the purpose of paying for the Ohio Replacement Program.

Navy Studies Building 3 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines per Year

By Kris Osborn on Friday, April 17th, 2015

Navy Studies Building 3 Virginia-Class Attack Submarines per Year

The Navy is investigating the prospect of building three new Virginia-class attack submarines per year instead of two.

Coast Guard Commandant Says U.S. Falling Far Behind Russia in Arctic

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Coast Guard Commandant Says U.S. Falling Far Behind Russia in Arctic

Adm. Paul F. Zukunft said the U.S. is practically a bystander in the region while Russia operates 27 icebreakers.

Navy Prepares Amphibs for F-35B’s First Deployment in 2018

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Navy Prepares Amphibs for F-35B’s First Deployment in 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps are preparing their amphibious assault ships for the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter’s first ever deployment slated for 2018.

Navy Builds New Radar for Carriers, Amphibs

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Navy Builds New Radar for Carriers, Amphibs

The Navy plans to put a new ship radar system on both next-generation carriers and amphibious assault ships as a way to reduce costs and increase commonality.

McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

McCain: Navy’s UCLASS in Danger without More Stealth, Weapons

Senator says Navy carrier-launched drone needs to be stealthier and more lethal or the program will be at risk.

Navy’s Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Navy’s Next Generational Nuclear Submarine Fund Has No Money

The Navy and Congress have yet to find money for a newly created account designed to pay for the Ohio Replacement Program.

Navy Wants 28 More Tomahawks on Virginia-Class Submarines

By Kris Osborn on Monday, March 16th, 2015

Navy Wants 28 More Tomahawks on Virginia-Class Submarines

The Navy is evaluating whether it can add 28 more Tomahawk missiles to each Virginia-class submarine sooner than expected.

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

By Matthew Cox on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers voiced concerns about the Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the tracked design.

Navy Deploys Drones Under Arctic Ice Ahead of Increased Ship Presence

By Kris Osborn on Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Navy Deploys Drones Under Arctic Ice Ahead of Increased Ship Presence

The U.S. Navy wants to know how quickly the ice is melting and understand how soon the U.S. and Russia will be competing for strategic waterways.

Admiral Says China Outnumbers U.S. in Attack Submarines

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Admiral Says China Outnumbers U.S. in Attack Submarines

The Chinese Navy operates a greater number of attack submarines than the U.S. military and is expanding their mission set.

Forbes: Ukraine and ISIS Put Pacific Re-balance at Risk

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Forbes: Ukraine and ISIS Put Pacific Re-balance at Risk

The chairman of the powerful House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee is concerned that current emerging global threats and conflicts will slow down the implementation of the Pentagon’s much-discussed Pacific rebalance.

Navy Builds a New Class of Sea-Basing Ships

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Navy Builds a New Class of Sea-Basing Ships

The Navy is take commercial oil ships and having them re-engineered for military sea-basing and transport missions across the globe.

Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.

U.S. to Aid India in Building Aircraft Carriers

By Richard Sisk on Monday, January 26th, 2015

U.S. to Aid India in Building Aircraft Carriers

Tucked away in a new defense deal with India was an agreement for the U.S. to aid India in fielding aircraft carriers that China views as a threat.

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name

By Michael Hoffman on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Pentagon Bids Adieu to Air-Sea Battle Name

The Pentagon has chosen to close the Air-Sea Battle Office and fold their work into a new section of the Joint Staff.

French Aircraft Carrier to Join Fight Against ISIS

By Richard Sisk on Thursday, January 15th, 2015

French Aircraft Carrier to Join Fight Against ISIS

The flagship of the French fleet, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles DeGaulle, has been ordered to the Gulf region to support the mission against ISIS.

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