The planned demonstration installation of an over-the-horizon missile on a Littoral Combat Ship is stalled due to lack of funds, U.S. Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 18, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Three more U.S. ships were harassed by Iranian patrol boats over three incidents on Wednesday, U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
The Military Sealift Command hosted a change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) in Norfolk today, with Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne relieving retiring Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander. Read More
The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $79.6 million to design and build the Component-Based Total-Ship System – 21st Century (COMBATSS-21) combat management system for the first of the upcoming frigates. Read More
The following is the Aug. 18, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia Class (Ohio Replacement) Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps should advance the way they use unmanned systems, favoring greater autonomy over remotely-controlled missions and developing multi-vehicle systems such as swarms and cascaded operations, according to a recently released report by the Defense Science Board. Read More
The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More