Naval warfare and procurement of naval weapons systems

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.

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.

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