Category Archives: Surface Forces

WEST: Bob Work Says UCLASS Development Needs a ‘Joint Perspective’

WEST: Bob Work Says UCLASS Development Needs a ‘Joint Perspective’

An artist's concept of a proposed Lockheed Martin UCLASS design. Lockheed Martin Image

An artist’s concept of a proposed Lockheed Martin UCLASS design. Lockheed Martin Image

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The first operational unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be used on the Navy’s aircraft carriers needs to be developed with a “joint perspective,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work said during a Keynote speech at WEST 2015 on Tuesday. Read More

USS Iwo Jima Standing by to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen

USS Iwo Jima Standing by to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

The amphibious warship USS Iwo Jima (LHD- 7) is standing by in the event it would need to assist in the evacuation of U.S. embassy personnel from Yemen, a Navy spokesperson told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More

HII Receives Advanced Procurement Award for CVN Washington Refueling and Overhaul

HII Receives Advanced Procurement Award for CVN Washington Refueling and Overhaul

USS George Washington (CVN 73) is underway near the island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima on Sept. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS George Washington (CVN 73) is underway near the island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima on Sept. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News, Va. shipyard was awarded a $224 million contract modification to start acquiring long lead items and start the planning work on refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of USS George Washington (CVN-73), according to a Department of Defense (DoD) contract announcement from last week. Read More

Video: Tomahawk Strike Missile Punches Hole Through Moving Maritime Target

Video: Tomahawk Strike Missile Punches Hole Through Moving Maritime Target

A Tomahawk cruise missile hits a moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. US Navy Photo

A Tomahawk cruise missile hits a moving maritime target Jan. 27 after being launched from the USS Kidd (DDG-100) near San Nicolas Island in California. US Navy Photo

A January test of a Raytheon Tomahawk land attack missile (TLAM) against a moving target at sea could be a short-term answer to the U.S. Navy’s long-range anti-surface missile problem, USNI News understands. Read More

Navy Considering Railgun for Third Zumwalt Destroyer

Navy Considering Railgun for Third Zumwalt Destroyer

One of the two electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. US Navy Photo

An electromagnetic railgun prototypes on display aboard the joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Station San Diego, Calif. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Engineering studies to include an electromagnetic railgun on a Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG-1000) have started at Naval Sea Systems Command, NAVSEA’s head said Thursday. Read More