Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, delivers remarks as guest speaker during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Submarine Forces aboard the attack submarine USS Newport News (SSN-750) on Sept. 11, 2015. US Navy Photo
Maintaining and modernizing the nation’s nuclear triad isn’t debatable even in times of tight budgets said the officer in charge of U.S. strategic forces on Friday Read More
The following is the Jan. 8, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy LX(R) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
A sailor secures a bolt in place for the retractable bit for towing aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS-3). US Navy Photo
The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) has been sidelined for an indefinite period in Singapore following a casualty in the ship’s propulsion system, a Navy official told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Textron Marine and Land Systems’ Louisiana production facility features automated welding and other innovations that will speed up Ship to Shore Production compared to the legacy LCACs. Textron photo.
The Navy’s next generation of surface connectors will be more reliable and less costly to operate after the Navy designed out the top 25 maintenance drivers from the legacy craft, according to surface connector manufacturer Textron Marine and Land Systems. Read More
USS Rafael Peralta christening ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine on Oct. 31, 2015. US Marine Corps Photo
In order for a coherent vision of modern American seapower to move forward in providing the lion’s share of this nation’s peacetime presence, shaping, deterrence and assurance needs, the Department of the Navy must become more efficient in its acquisition processes. It must be more nimble, more flexible, more accountable and faster. Read More
The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits the South China Sea in July 2015 during a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. US Navy photo.
The Navy will not be able to send its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package out to sea this year as planned, due to a restriction lawmakers put into the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. Read More
The following is U.S. Marine Corps commandant Gen. Robert Neller’s Jan. 19, 2015 update to last year’s guidance from then commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. Read More
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and People’s Liberations Army Navy head Adm. Wu Shegli.
The head of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy told his U.S. counterpart the installations China has constructed in the South China Sea aren’t a sign of an increased militarization in the region, but said China will protect its installations depending on the threat level, according to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense. Read More
Vice Adm. James Syring briefing at the Pentagon. DoD Photo
While terming North Korea’s most recent nuclear tests “alarming and provoking,” the director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said he doesn’t believe they show any increase in Pyongyang’s technical capabilities. Read More
A week full of news about Iran began with the crews of two U.S. Navy small boats being apprehended by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Naval (IRGCN) forces and ended with the release of four Americans being held as prisoners in Iran. Read More