New Navy Carrier Shuffle Moves Reagan to Japan, Roosevelt to San Diego

New Navy Carrier Shuffle Moves Reagan to Japan, Roosevelt to San Diego

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island. US Navy photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) displays holiday lighting while moored at its homeport of Naval Air Station North Island. US Navy photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) has been tapped by the Navy to be the service’s next forward deployed carrier in Japan and move USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to Naval Station San Diego, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced late Tuesday night. Read More

SNA 2014: Navy Pressing Ahead with Zumwalt

SNA 2014: Navy Pressing Ahead with Zumwalt

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Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard on Oct. 28, 2013. US Navy Photo

Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard on Oct. 28, 2013. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s efforts to get its newest destroyer out to sea are on track, despite numerous setbacks to several of the warship’s key operating and combat systems. Read More

SNA 2014: Navy Eyes Next Generation Fire Scout for LCS

SNA 2014: Navy Eyes Next Generation Fire Scout for LCS

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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu on Oct. 31, 2013. US Navy Photo

An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu on Oct. 31, 2013. US Navy Photo

Navy leaders are considering options to field the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C —the newest version of the Fire Scout unmanned aircraft aboard the service’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet.

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SNA 2014: Navy to Standup Surface Warfare ‘Top Gun’ This Summer

SNA 2014: Navy to Standup Surface Warfare ‘Top Gun’ This Summer

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USS Stout (DDG-55) ires its MK45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. US Navy Photo

USS Stout (DDG-55) fires its MK45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise on Jan. 6, 2014. US Navy Photo

The surface Navy will take a page from the naval aviation community and standup a new command to teach combined surface tactics to the service’s top surface warfare officers by the end of the year, Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, commander of U.S. Surface Forces said in a Tuesday presentation at the Surface Navy Association symposium 2014 in Crystal City, Va.

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