Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program

The Navy issued a draft RFP to get more information on the direction of its carrier drone program.

Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

By Brendan McGarry on Monday, April 21st, 2014

Firm Helps Navy Dive for Missing Airliner

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. is helping search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 under a potentially $50 million contract with the U.S. Navy.

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

The head of Military Sealift Command says his cargo and support vessels are ready to free up the Marine Corps’ amphibious fleet.

Navy Adds Hellfire Missiles to LCS

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Navy Adds Hellfire Missiles to LCS

The Navy is integrating a Hellfire missile onto the Littoral Combat Ship as a way to give the platform more fire-power.

Navy Finishes Specs for Future Nuclear Sub

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Navy Finishes Specs for Future Nuclear Sub

Engineers with the U.S. Navy have finished drawing up blueprints for a future class of nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines.

Finmeccanica Proposes 76mm Gun for LCS

By Kris Osborn on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Finmeccanica Proposes 76mm Gun for LCS

Finmeccanica is proposing that the OTO Melara 76mm gun be configured onto the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship.

Army Plan For Pacific Still a Work In Progress

By Richard Sisk on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Army Plan For Pacific Still a Work In Progress

Army leaders have yet to settle on how to back up the rebalance of forces to the Pacific.

LCS Wargame Reveals New Tactics Amid Controversy

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

LCS Wargame Reveals New Tactics Amid Controversy

Navy leaders used a recent war game to refinine their concepts of operations for the Littoral Combat Ship.

Navy Seeks Next Generation Tomahawk

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Navy Seeks Next Generation Tomahawk

The Navy is testing several new next-generation cruise missiles as potential replacements for the battle-tested Tomahawk.

Navy Considers JHSV for Special Operations Missions

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Navy Considers JHSV for Special Operations Missions

The Navy is considering broadening the JHSV mission set to special operations and humanitarian assistance missions.

Navy Memo Details New LCS Replacement Task Force

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Navy Memo Details New LCS Replacement Task Force

The Navy has launched a special Small Surface Combatant Task Force to study alternative proposals for the Littoral Combat Ship.

Navy Launches Plans on New Amphib Design

By Kris Osborn on Monday, March 17th, 2014

Navy Launches Plans on New Amphib Design

The Navy is looking over designs on a new amphib to replace its aging fleet of 12 dock landing ships.

Navy Buys Four More LCS for $1.4 Billion

By Richard Sisk on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Navy Buys Four More LCS for $1.4 Billion

The Navy committed $1.4 billion to buy four more Littoral Combat Ships even as the viability of the program remains in question.

Navy Starts Study to Re-Examine LCS Mission

By Kris Osborn on Friday, March 7th, 2014

Navy Starts Study to Re-Examine LCS Mission

Navy begins analysis of the Littoral Combat Ship’s future per the defense secretary’s orders.

Drones, Helos and Ships Win in 2015 Budget

By Brendan McGarry on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Drones, Helos and Ships Win in 2015 Budget

The spending plan unveiled on March 4 calls for significant increases in spending on a handful of acquisition programs for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, particularly for the Navy.

Marine Budget Boosts Embassy Security Forces

By Richard Sisk on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Marine Budget Boosts Embassy Security Forces

The $22.8 billion Marine Corps budget request included funding for a major buildup of embassy security and quick reaction forces.

Navy Budget Puts 11 Carrier Fleet and F-35C in Jeopardy

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Navy Budget Puts 11 Carrier Fleet and F-35C in Jeopardy

The Navy’s 2015 budget massively reduces five year acquisition plans for the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter.

First Triton Squadrons Stationed in Guam

By Kris Osborn on Friday, February 28th, 2014

First Triton Squadrons Stationed in Guam

The U.S. Navy is preparing to house its first squadron of MQ-4C Triton drones in Guam by the end of 2017.

Navy Plans New Future with 32-Ship LCS Fleet

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Navy Plans New Future with 32-Ship LCS Fleet

The Navy will re-examine the future of its Littoral Combat Ship fleet following the Pentagon’s decision to shrink it to 32 vessels.

Hagel Proposes Retiring A-10, Cutting LCS to 32 Ships

By Michael Hoffman on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Hagel Proposes Retiring A-10, Cutting LCS to 32 Ships

The defense secretary took a swipe at favorites like the A-10 and U-2, as well as controversial ships like the LCS in the DoD budget proposal.

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