May 19, 2021
BAE Systems Tests Battle Management System in ACVs
The amphibious combat vehicle’s open architecture design is already allowing builder BAE Systems to experiment with adding in new combat capabilities, even as the company...
May 15, 2021
NAVSEA Seeing Ship Sustainment Successes With Digital Twins
The Navy is already seeing benefits from using digital twins to test out upgrades and fixes to ships in the fleet, and it hopes to expand the capability in the future to a more...
May 13, 2021
Wittman: Navy Needs Money in its Budget for Modernization
The Navy is facing pressure to find savings within its own budget to pay for investments in future technologies like unmanned vehicles and hypersonic and directed energy weapons...
May 5, 2021
Marines Seeking Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle Prototypes
The Marine Corps has collected proposals to design and build a prototype Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle, meant to far surpass the capabilities of the legacy Light Armored Vehicle...
Apr 30, 2021
First F-35C Air Wing Ready for Carrier Strike Group
As the Navy approaches the first-ever deployment of its advanced carrier air wing – with the fifth-generation F-35C Joint Strike Fighter paired with the CMV-22B...
Apr 27, 2021
Marines Eyeing New ‘LXX’ Concept
The first LPD Flight II amphibious warship is still in the early stages of construction, but the Marine Corps is already eyeing a more lethal replacement for the ship. The...
Apr 21, 2021
Submarine Industrial Base Under Strain
Some parts on Virginia-class attack boats are wearing out faster than the Navy anticipated 20 years ago, and buying replacement parts is further straining a nuclear submarine...
Apr 20, 2021
Navy Kicks Off First Fleet Exercise Focused On Unmanned Systems
The Navy today kicked off its first-ever exercise using manned and unmanned systems together in the air and the sea, in a first test of what a future hybrid fleet of crewed and...
Apr 13, 2021
The Forge, Wants To Reshape How Ships Get Upgraded
RIVERDALE, Md. – The Navy’s potential enemies are quickly increasing the size and sophistication of their fleets, which means the Navy needs to move faster too in...
Mar 29, 2021
Navy Needs Bigger Workforce To Dig Out of Submarine Backlog
The Navy still has major challenges in digging out of its longstanding submarine maintenance backlog even after growing the workforce at the public shipyards, according to a...
Mar 27, 2021
Status Report: Navy Unmanned Aerial, Subsurface Platforms
The Navy wants to emphasize the development of enablers for unmanned systems – the common interfaces and control stations, the networks, the secure data formats, the autonomy...
Mar 23, 2021
USS Zumwalt to Control Unmanned Ships, Aircraft
The Navy will get a first glimpse of what future operations could look like, when a Zumwalt-class destroyer manages long-range surveillance and fires by manned and unmanned platforms...
Mar 19, 2021
HASC Members Pushing for New SECNAV
Two members of the House Armed Services Committee today called for the Biden administration to hurry and nominate someone to serve as the next Navy secretary, as the sea service...
Mar 13, 2021
USS Gerald R. Ford Nears Shock Trials
ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD, IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN – When new commanding officer Capt. Paul Lanzilotta wakes up each morning on USS Gerald R....
Mar 3, 2021
USS Gabrielle Giffords Showcased LCS’s Flexibility, Naval Strike Missile
USS Gabrielle Giffords’ (LCS-10) recently completed 17-month deployment to the Pacific will refine how the Navy thinks about operating and maintaining the Littoral Combat...
Feb 20, 2021
Navy Awards $3B to Newport News for USS Stennis Refueling
The Navy today awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding $3 billion for the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) refueling and complex overhaul...
Feb 20, 2021
USS Eisenhower CSG Begins Second Deployment in a Year
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group deployed today for the second time in a year, after wrapping up a final training and certification exercise with its new set...
Feb 18, 2021
SEALs, Marine Missile Teams in First-of-a-Kind, Large-Scale Drill
A Navy carrier strike group got a first glimpse at what future operations could look like, with SEALs providing forward targeting data and Marines on expeditionary bases providing...
Feb 13, 2021
Navy Will Vaccinate 5,000 Eisenhower Strike Group Sailors
The sailors of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group will receive their COVID-19 vaccines this weekend, just days ahead of pulling out of Norfolk, Va., for a second...
Feb 12, 2021
Marines Award BAE Systems $184M for 36 More ACVs
The Marine Corps this week awarded BAE Systems $184 million for 36 additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles, the company announced today. The award was made as a contract option to...
Feb 11, 2021
Early Experiments are Proving Out Tank-Free Marine Corps Concept
Ongoing testing and experimentation are proving the Marine Corps can be more lethal even while being lighter and more maneuverable, as the service evolves to support littoral...
Feb 4, 2021
Constellation Frigate, DDG(X) Mark ‘Surface Ship Renaissance’
The Navy already has models of the Constellation-class frigate and the upcoming DDG(X) destroyer in the water at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock in Maryland and is using a new...
Feb 2, 2021
Light Carrier Studies Already Underway
The Navy’s engineering community has already started conducting light carrier design and engineering studies, even as the Navy and the joint force still consider whether...
Jan 26, 2021
Navy Expanding Offensive Firepower Testing for USVs
A longstanding slogan for the best use of unmanned systems is to perform “dull, dirty and dangerous” missions instead of humans. Early unmanned systems development...
Jan 22, 2021
Ingalls Eyeing LPD Cost Reductions, Capability Increases
As the Navy looks to smaller and cheaper manned and unmanned ships to fill out its future fleet, a larger amphibious warship program is positioning itself to remain in shipbuilding...
Jan 19, 2021
Navy Integrating LCSs, ESBs into New Operating Concepts
Surface warfare leaders throughout the Navy last week mused about how to employ new classes of ships such as the Littoral Combat Ship and Expeditionary Sea Base, as the fleet...
Jan 15, 2021
Design Delays on Columbia Sub Program Leading to Cost Increases
The Government Accountability Office released a new report that warns Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine cost and schedule plans are at risk due to problems with a new...
Jan 14, 2021
Redesignation to Atlantic Fleet Has Implications for Homeland Defense
U.S. Fleet Forces Command is moving forward with its redesignation to U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite announced last month. But while in some ways...
Jan 13, 2021
Navy Wants to Shed Aegis Ashore Mission
The chief of naval operation’s new call to focus on sea control and power projection could lead the service to shed other non-core missions the Navy conducts today,...
Jan 12, 2021
Marines, Navy Moving Quickly on Light Amphib, Anti-Ship Missiles
The Navy and Marine Corps are quickly seeking new ideas that allow Marines to support the Navy in sea control and other maritime missions, including the rapid acquisition of a light...
Jan 11, 2021
SWO Boss: Study Pushing Further Changes to LCS
The Navy in the next few weeks will release a further refinement of how to operate and maintain the Littoral Combat Ships that today make up the small surface combatant fleet. In...
Jan 8, 2021
Naval Community College Kicks Off Pilot Program
The United States Naval Community College will begin serving its first class of about 600 students, under a pilot program running from January through June. The students will come...
Jan 1, 2021
Nimitz CSG to Return Home from Middle East Deployment
USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and its carrier strike group will begin transiting from Africa to their West Coast homeports after the acting defense secretary announced today their...
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