Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

Navy Wants Less Variance in its Equipment

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Navy Wants Less Variance in its Equipment

The Navy has launched a new pilot program to increase commonality of parts, technologies and processes.

Navy to Accept New Rolling Airframe Missile

By Kris Osborn on Monday, May 19th, 2014

Navy to Accept New Rolling Airframe Missile

Navy officials expect ship defenses to get a boost following the introduction of the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles.

House Adds 5 Growlers, Amphib to Defense Budget

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

House Adds 5 Growlers, Amphib to Defense Budget

HASC added five EA-18G Growler aircraft and a new amphibious assault ship to the 2015 defense budget.

DDG 1000 Costs Soar by $3 Billion

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

DDG 1000 Costs Soar by $3 Billion

The cost for the Navy’s new DDG 1000 destroyer have risen by $3 billion since 2009.

Carlisle: China’s Aggressive Stance on Islands Causes ‘Concern’

By Kris Osborn on Monday, May 5th, 2014

Carlisle: China’s Aggressive Stance on Islands Causes ‘Concern’

The PaCom Chief said China’s behavior in the Pacific is both provocative and cooperative regarding its military posture.

Navy Weighs Speeding up Tomahawk Modernization

By Kris Osborn on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Navy Weighs Speeding up Tomahawk Modernization

The Navy and Raytheon are looking at starting planned Tomahawk missile re-certification and modernization efforts at least one year ahead of the 2019 planned time frame.

Navy Awards $18 Billion Virginia-Class Submarine Contract

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Navy Awards $18 Billion Virginia-Class Submarine Contract

The Navy has awarded an $18 billion contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat to build ten more Virginia-class attack submarines.

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.

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