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FY 2017 Budget: Tight Navy Budget in Line With Pentagon Drive for High End Warfighting Power But Brings Increased Risk

FY 2017 Budget: Tight Navy Budget in Line With Pentagon Drive for High End Warfighting Power But Brings Increased Risk

Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) on Nov. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

Sailors man the phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) on Nov. 7, 2014. US Navy Photo

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PENTAGON — The Department of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2017 lower-than-expected budget submission follows closely with an overall Department of Defense drive to build higher end warfighting capabilities — but at a cost, according to budget documents released on Tuesday. Read More

UPDATED: SECDEF Carter Outlines New Budget That Supports Future High-End Fight

UPDATED: SECDEF Carter Outlines New Budget That Supports Future High-End Fight

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a press conference on May 1, 2015. US Navy Photo

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks at a press conference on May 1, 2015. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with additional information from Ash Carter’s presentation.

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Ash Carter will release a defense budget next week that increases spending on the current fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but primarily postures the force to succeed against a future high-end threat. Read More

Lockheed Martin Not Planning For Truncated Littoral Combat Ship Program Yet Despite SECDEF Memo

Lockheed Martin Not Planning For Truncated Littoral Combat Ship Program Yet Despite SECDEF Memo

Sioux City (LCS-11) during the ship's moveout at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine yard in Wisconsin. Lockheed Martin photo.

Sioux City (LCS-11) during the ship’s moveout at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine yard in Wisconsin. Lockheed Martin photo.

Lockheed Martin is continuing with its Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship program as planned despite notice from the secretary of defense that the ship program will be truncated, the vice president for littoral ships and systems told reporters Thursday evening. Read More

Navy Declares IOC On Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship; Future Of Mine Warfare Package Still Unclear

Navy Declares IOC On Independence-Variant Littoral Combat Ship; Future Of Mine Warfare Package Still Unclear

150815-N-KR961-068 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 15, 2015) Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship USS Coronado's (LCS 4) twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Coronado conducted predeployment assessment and evaluation on the performance of shipboard equipment during a week-long underway off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Debra Daco/Released)

Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship USS Coronado’s (LCS 4) twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise on Aug. 15, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Navy declared initial operational capability on the Independence variant of the Littoral Combat Ship last month, a formal step after years of the ship operating off the U.S. coast. Read More

PEO LCS Barred From Deploying Early Version Of Anti-Sub Mission Package

PEO LCS Barred From Deploying Early Version Of Anti-Sub Mission Package

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits the South China Sea in July 2015 during a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. US Navy photo.

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits the South China Sea in July 2015 during a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. US Navy photo.

The Navy will not be able to send its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package out to sea this year as planned, due to a restriction lawmakers put into the Fiscal Year 2016 funding bill. Read More

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

SECNAV Ray Mabus Defends Shipbuilding Record

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Jan. 14, 2016 addressing the Surface Navy Association symposium. US Navy Photo

A month after a terse memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense that accused the Navy of spending too many resources to plus up its ship numbers, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus defended his seven-year shipbuilding record in a speech at the Surface Navy Association symposium on Thursday. Read More

A Year Into Distributed Lethality, Navy Nears Fielding Improved Weapons, Deploying Surface Action Group

A Year Into Distributed Lethality, Navy Nears Fielding Improved Weapons, Deploying Surface Action Group

USS Preble (DDG-88) conduct an operational tomahawk missile launch while underway in a training area off the coast of California in 2010. US Navy photo.

USS Preble (DDG-88) conduct an operational tomahawk missile launch while underway in a training area off the coast of California in 2010. US Navy photo.

One year ago, Navy surface warfare leaders announced a new concept, distributed lethality, that promised to add more fire power to all manner of Navy vessels and operate them in a way that would spread thin enemy defenses. Read More