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USNI News 2018 End of Year Survey

This year USNI News is asking its readers to weigh in on the most important naval stories in 2018 in following categories: U.S. Navy operations, U.S. Navy acquisition, U.S. Marine Corps operations, U.S. Marine Corps acquisition, U.S. Coast Guard acquisition and operations and international naval news.

The results will be tabulated by the USNI News staff and will be presented later this month.

  • Marcd30319

    My nominees:

    Q1 What was the most significant development in U.S. Navy acquisition in 2018?

    Navy Picks Boeing to Build MQ-25A Stingray Carrier-Based Drone (August 30, 2018)

    Q2 What was the most important 2018 operational trend or incident in the U.S. Navy?

    Two U.S. Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait (October 22, 2018)

    Honorable Mention: U.S. Destroyer Conducts FONOP Near Russian Pacific Fleet Headquarters (December 5, 2018)

    Q3 What was the most significant development in U.S. Marine Corps acquisition in 2018?

    Marines Pick BAE to Build Amphibious Combat Vehicle; Contract Worth Up to $1.2B (June 19, 2018)

    Q4 What was the most important 2018 operational trend or incident in the U.S. Marine Corps?

    Marines’ F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Conducts First-Ever Combat Mission with Strike in Afghanistan (September 27, 2018)

    Q5 What was the most significant development in international naval acquisition in 2018?

    First Chinese-built Carrier Returns from Successful Sea Trials (May 22, 2018)

    Q6 What was the most significant development in international naval operation in 2018?

    First F-35Bs Operate off of HMS Queen Elizabeth as U.K. Works Toward a Native Carrier Strike Group (September 28, 2018)

    Q7 What was the most important 2018 U.S. Coast Guard story?

    Coast Guard Commandant Schultz Optimistic Congress Will Fund New Heavy Icebreaker Polar Security Cutter Program (August 1, 2018)

    • Marcd30319

      Q2 What was the most important 2018 operational trend or incident in the U.S. Navy?

      Honorable Mention: Navy’s Operational F-35C Squadron Declared ‘Safe for Flight;’ Can Prepare for Evaluations, IOC (December 12, 2018)

      Honorable Mention: Navy Establishes First CMV-22B Squadron (December 14, 2018)

      Q5 What was the most significant development in international naval acquisition in 2018?

      Honorable Mention: BAE Systems Starts Design Work on Hunter-class Australian Frigate (December 14, 2018)