An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft USS George Washington (CVN-73). US Navy Photo
The following post has been updated to include additional comments from Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition (RDA).
CRYSTAL CITY, VA. – The Secretary of the Navy confirmed the existence of an agreement between the Navy and Marine Corps to utilize the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor as the Navy’s replacement for the Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhound as the utility aircraft for the Navy’s carrier. Read More
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) in the Java Sea on Jan. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo
CRYSTAL CITY, VA. – The modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class will be designated as frigates, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced on Thursday at the Surface Navy Association 2015 symposium on Thursday. Read More
Then Vice Adm. Phil Davidson as commander of U.S. 6th Fleet on a USS Nitze (DDG-94) on Dec. 23, 2013. US Navy Photo
During Adm. Phil Daivdson’s last nine months as the commander of the America’s naval arm in Europe and Africa, tensions with Russia rose to a high not seen since the end of the Cold War. Read More
The following are the slides from Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran’s Surface Navy Association 2015 symposium presentation on Jan. 14, 2014. Read More
USS Stethem (DDG-63) fires a Harpoon missile during a sinking exercise as part of Valiant Shield 2014 on Sept. 15, 2014. US Navy Photo
CRYSTAL CITY, VA. — The leaders of the U.S. Navy’s surface force are pitching a new philosophy to squeeze the offensive power out of its existing surface ships in a tactical shift that calls for using small surface action groups and increasing the number of anti-ship weapons on more platforms in a plan branded, “distributed lethality.” Read More
USS Freedom (LCS-1), left, and USS Independence (LCS-2) in 2012. US Navy Photo
CRYSTAL CITY, VA. — The director of the Navy’s Surface Warfare Division said the Navy is making choices in three areas in planning: How to “hit the bad guys first,” how to “keep from getting hit,” and how to “make sure you can back-fit” as new technologies emerge or existing ones are modified to meet new threats. Read More
MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in 2013. US Navy Photo
This post and its headline have been updated to reflect additional comments from the U.S. Navy.
The Navy will almost certainly select the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor to replace the Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhound as its next carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft, according to a Jan. 5 memo signed by Department of the Navy leadership. Read More
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.). Naval Institute Photo
As the chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) has been both a booster and critic of the Navy’s quest to build more ships and its modernization efforts across its aviation, surface and submarine portfolios. Read More
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits in a strait transit formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group 12 on Sept. 20, 2014.
The U.S. Navy’s most technologically capable aircraft carrier left Naval Station Norfolk , Va. to start a series of exercises ahead of deployment later this year, the service announced last week. Read More
USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departs Naval Station Norfolk for an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility on May 30, 2014. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS James Williams (DDG-95) returned to homeport late last week following an eight-month deployment in which the senior leadership triad was removed at sea and later convicted of charges of dereliction of duty. Read More