A House Armed Services Committee member said lawmakers are already working to properly fund the upcoming Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) ballistic missile submarine but have not received sufficient feedback from the Pentagon. Read More
The Navy has nominated the director of its warfare integration division (OPNAV N9I) to the second-in-command position in U.S. Fleet Forces Command and a third star, the service announced on Thursday. Read More
The following is the June 12, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
India’s Kilo-class attack submarine INS Sindhukirti (S-61) is set to return to the fleet soon, with its final “full-power trials” beginning Friday after the ship spent nearly 10 years undergoing refit work. Read More
The Navy selected the first 38 enlisted female sailors to serve aboard a submarine, the service announced on Monday. Read More
The following is the June 1, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Indo-U.S. relations have been the subject of interest for many policy analysts and with the emergence of an economic and military powerhouse in India, they have major implications for the United States and rest of the world. The divorced relationship that existed since the Cold war has gone beyond mutual suspicion and emerged as trusted friends. The liberalization of the Indian economy in 1991 brought new-found opportunities for both the nations. Read More
The Navy wants to integrate robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) into more of its workload, from warfighting missions to non-combat support roles, and is seeking fleet input on what types of AI research are worth investing in. Read More
The following is the June 5, 2015 memo from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on accelerating artificial intelligence development in the Department of the Navy. Read More
The Navy needs about $100 billion to buy its upcoming class of ballistic missile submarines. And it needs a lot of support from Congress to secure that funding.
In the world of politics, where change is the only constant – where support for various departments goes in and out of style – finding long-term stability for something as big as the Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) submarines is vital to its success.
This week, the House may have achieved that stability. Read More