President Donald Trump said his expanded, space-based missile defense program’s goal is to detect and destroy any incoming missile fired by “hostile powers or by mistake” at the United States or its allies. Read More
Yearly Archives: 2019
Navy And Industry Must Balance New Construction With Maintaining Existing Platforms
ARLINGTON, Va. – Balancing the desire to build the Navy the nation needs with the ability to fight with the fleet the nation has is at the core of the mission of U.S. Fleet Forces Command mission, its commander said on Thursday.
Pentagon 2019 Missile Defense Review
The following is the 2019 Missile Defense Review issued by the Pentagon on Jan. 17. Read More
USS America Will Head to Japan to Serve as Next Forward-Deployed Amphibious Flagship
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship will replace the service’s oldest as the forward-deployed big deck in the Pacific. Read More
SECNAV: Adversaries Remain but Expect Defense Budget Increases to Disappear
ARLINGTON, Va. – With increasing threats abroad and anticipated tighter defense budgets ahead, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer will spend 2019 instilling a sense of urgency into how the Navy and Marine Corps operate. Read More
Navy Wants 2 Variants Next Common Auxiliary Hull: One for People, One for Volume
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Navy now plans to design and field two hulls under the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) program, after the program office realized the five mission areas CHAMP seeks to cover fit neatly into people-centric and volume-centric categories. Read More
VCNO Moran: Navy Must Do More to Harness Data to Help Win Future Fights
ARLINGTON, Va. — If the Navy’s going to leverage revolutionary technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to help make decisions in combat it needs to improve how it handles its data, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran said on Tuesday. Read More
Rep. Courtney Frustrated With Pace of Frigate Program
ARLINGTON, Va. – There’s a growing sense of impatience among Capitol Hill legislators over the Navy’s pace for selecting a future frigate (FFG(X)) program design, the new chairman of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee said on Wednesday.
Northrop Grumman Awarded $27.6M Contract to Build First Two SEWIP Block III Ship Sets
ARLINGTON, Va. — Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to bring a modern electronic warfare attack capability to U.S. surface ships, company officials told USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
Aegis Combat System Baseline 10 Set to IOC in 2023
ARLINGTON, Va.— Lockheed Martin’s latest Aegis combat weapon system upgrade – Baseline 10 – will not only be built for the Navy’s upcoming fleet of Flight III Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers but also provide the service with backward compatibility for older ships.