Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

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.

Navy Overhauls Amphib’s Electronics Ahead of Deployment

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Navy Overhauls Amphib’s Electronics Ahead of Deployment

The Navy is upgrading the sensors, radar, computer networks and electronics on-board on the amphibious dock Arlington.

Navy Promotes First African-American Woman Four-Star

By Richard Sisk on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Navy Promotes First African-American Woman Four-Star

The Navy promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to the rank of four-star admiral, making her the first female four-star in Navy history.

Navy Prepares F-35C for Carrier Landing

By Kris Osborn on Friday, June 13th, 2014

Navy Prepares F-35C for Carrier Landing

Navy test pilots are conducting shore landings of the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter to get ready for an at-sea landing later this year

China Report: Carriers, Drones and Stealth Fighters Advancing

By Kris Osborn on Friday, June 6th, 2014

China Report: Carriers, Drones and Stealth Fighters Advancing

China’s military will likely have multiple aircraft carriers and thousands of guided ballistic missiles, according to the Pentagon’s annual China report.

Navy Increases On-Board Ship Maintenance

By Kris Osborn on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Navy Increases On-Board Ship Maintenance

The Navy plans to add more maintenance personnel to ship crews and perform more maintenance activities on-board ships.

Navy Considers Commercial Technology for New Amphib

By Kris Osborn on Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Navy Considers Commercial Technology for New Amphib

Navy leaders have considered implementing large-scale commercial components into a new amphibious assault ship.

Navy Considers it’s Beyond-the-Horizon Future

By Kris Osborn on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Navy Considers it’s Beyond-the-Horizon Future

The Navy is in the early phases of choosing new sensors, aircraft and weapons it could add to its cruise missile intercept system.

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.

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