The first General Dynamics NASSCO built Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) delivered to the U.S. Navy on Friday, Naval Sea Systems Command said. Read More
The following is the June 12, 2015 Department of Defense Law of War Manual. Read More
The tenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is slated to be christened for former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Saturday ceremony in Mobile, Ala, the Pentagon announced this week. 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
The following is June 1, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Shipboard Lasers for Surface, Air, and Missile Defense: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The Navy declared initial operational capability (IOC) on Raytheon’s Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2, which brings greater accuracy and maneuverability to the self-defense system, the company announced. Read More
The Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) won a big congressional victory Wednesday night, having its funding mechanism saved for the second time this spring despite efforts to cancel the account. Read More
The naval exercise BALTOPS 2015 is bringing the U.S. Navy and its European friends and allies to a Nordic-Baltic region that is newly tense in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The exercise also indicates that the Baltic Sea is playing a new role as a maritime space, and that anti-access/area-denial challenge is more than just a Pacific problem. Read More
The following is the June 1, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy LX(R) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Changes in Japan’s defense posture, pending aircraft buys from the U.S. and planned combat system modification to Japanese ships will give the Japanese Self Defense Force (JSDF) the practical and political ability to fight as a part of the U.S. Navy’s new networked carrier strike group concept — which would expand the lethal power and range of both forces, USNI News has learned. Read More