PENTAGON – Continued work on the Ohio replacement nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) will cost the U.S. Navy about $10 billion over the next five years as part of budgeting in the Navy’s Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP), a senior service budget official told reporters on Monday. Read More
The following are the Feb. 2, 2015 briefing slides for the Department of the Navy’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget request. Read More
PENTAGON – In its Fiscal Year 2016 budget submission to Congress, the Department of the Navy (DoN) asked for $168 billion, a more than five percent increase over last year’s $159 billion request. Read More
In the defense budget to be unveiled Monday, a senior analyst said he didn’t expect Congress to slash manpower in the Marine Corps or the Army this year or training dollars. Read More
Navies like their ships to be as similar as possible – for good reason.
It’s easier to train sailors on similar ships and systems, it’s cheaper to build many ships of the same design in bulk and they’re cheaper to operate and maintain.
Late last year, when the U.S. Navy decided to base its next generation amphibious warship design, the LX(R), on an existing hull it cited cost savings in design, maintenance and manpower as justification.
But occasionally, the mission demands something special, something unique. Read More
U.S. and India will create a working group to share aircraft carrier technology and design, according to an agreement signed earlier this month as part of President Obama’s visit to the country. Read More
The Navy has released the outline for its plan to have enlisted women serve onboard submarines starting in 2016. Read More
The following is the NAVADMIN message, released on Jan. 21 2015, outlining the plan to integrate enlisted female sailors onto U.S. Navy submarines. Read More
The following is the Dec. 23, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. Read More