Chinese Carrier-On-Land Facility Adds Destroyer

Chinese Carrier-On-Land Facility Adds Destroyer

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Recent Google Earth imagery of the carrier-on-land facility in Wuhan, China with the addition of a Type-55 guided missile destroyer mock-up. Google Earth Image.

Recent Google Earth imagery of the carrier-on-land facility in Wuhan, China with the addition of a Type-55 guided missile destroyer mock-up. Google Earth Image.

China has made several additions to its so-called carrier-on-land facility, including a mock-up of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) planned next generation guided missile destroyer, according to recent satellite imagery. Read More

USS Green Bay Ships Out for Japan

USS Green Bay Ships Out for Japan

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 USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is moored at Naval Base Pt. Loma in preparation for a magnetic treatment (DEPERM) on Aug. 20, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS Green Bay (LPD 20) is moored at Naval Base Pt. Loma in preparation for a magnetic treatment (DEPERM) on Aug. 20, 2014. US Navy Photo

Amphibious warship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) left Naval Station San Diego, Calif. on Monday to join the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed forces in Sasebo, Japan, according to the service. Read More

Raytheon: New Standard Missile-6 Approved for Older Navy Combat Systems

Raytheon: New Standard Missile-6 Approved for Older Navy Combat Systems

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USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's aegis weapons system on June 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s aegis weapons system on June 19, 2014. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy has approved the Raytheon Standard Missile-6 for use on guided missile destroyers and cruisers with older versions of the Aegis combat system, company officials told USNI News last week. Read More

New Navy Air Boss Takes Charge

New Navy Air Boss Takes Charge

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Commander Naval Air Forces conducts a change of command and retirement ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker relieved Vice Adm. David H. Buss.

Commander Naval Air Forces conducts a change of command and retirement ceremony aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker relieved Vice Adm. David H. Buss.

In a ceremony on carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) newly promoted Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker took charge of Naval Air Forces as the Navy’s new “Air Boss,” on Thursday. Read More

Hagel Defends Pace of U.S. Arms to Iraq for ISIS Fight

Hagel Defends Pace of U.S. Arms to Iraq for ISIS Fight

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Oct. 1, 2014. DoD Photo

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Oct. 1, 2014. DoD Photo

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel termed Iraq’s prime minister’s comments that the United States was moving too slowly in sending weapons and materiel and providing training to his forces as being both wrong and not helpful. Read More

Opinion: LCS Survivability Questions Linger

Opinion: LCS Survivability Questions Linger

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USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), bottom, the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG-102) in the Java Sea on Jan. 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), bottom, the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG-102) in the Java Sea on Jan. 14, 2015. US Navy Photo

Less than a month after U.S. Navy leaders announced modified versions of both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship would be the Navy’s pick for its for a more lethal and survivable small surface combatant, one of the chief LCS critics said the upgrades would do little to improve the survivability of the class. Read More