Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

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.

Hagel Makes His Pitch for Bomber to Replace B-2

By Richard Sisk on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Hagel Makes His Pitch for Bomber to Replace B-2

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel argued for funding of a new long-range bomber to replace the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

Navy Weapons Buyer Says Pentagon Must Protect Innovation

By Kris Osborn on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Navy Weapons Buyer Says Pentagon Must Protect Innovation

Navy acquisition executive Sean Stackley said the Pentagon needs to ensure that it has an offset strategy to preserve funding for innovation.

Navy Deploys a Frigate for the Last Time

By Kris Osborn on Friday, January 9th, 2015

Navy Deploys a Frigate for the Last Time

The deployment of the USS Kauffman marks a historic turn for naval surface warfare, signifying the end of an era for the Oliver Hazard Perry-class Navy Frigates.

Pentagon Mulls How to Fund Submarines and 300-Ship Fleet

By Kris Osborn on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Pentagon Mulls How to Fund Submarines and 300-Ship Fleet

The Pentagon and Congress are working on finding dollars for a special fund set up by lawmakers to develop and build the Navy’s next-generation Ohio nuclear submarine.

Navy Advances Design for New Destroyer Radar

By Kris Osborn on Monday, December 29th, 2014

Navy Advances Design for New Destroyer Radar

The Navy is developing a more sensitive, next-generation radar system for new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers.

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.

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