WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy and submarine builder Newport News Shipbuilding are committed to having a private industry submarine repair capacity for the long-haul, even if the first recent forays into the effort resulted in long delays and cost overruns. Read More
Yearly Archives: 2019
VIDEO: Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened
The future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) was christened Saturday morning during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding.
Navy, Coast Guard Officials Investigating Alaska Small Boat Collision
This post was updated with additional information from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Navy and U.S. Coast Guard officials are investigating the cause of a collision between a pair of similarly sized patrol boats from each service off Kodiak Island, Alaska on Wednesday.
Navy Identifies Dead Shooter, 2 Shipyard Workers From Pearl Harbor Shooting
The Navy has released the identities of the sailor and two shipyard workers that were killed in a Wednesday shooting. Read More
CMC Berger Wants to Retool Kit for Leaner, Lethal Marine Corps
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger previewed a shift in focus for the Marine Corps soon after taking over the job this summer, with his Commandant’s Planning Guidance. Now, he’s previewing what that shift will mean for the gear the Marines use and how they spend their money, writing in an essay in War on the Rocks that the service is over-invested in gear to support traditional land wars and under-invested in naval expeditionary capabilities. Read More
Amphibious Assault Ship USS America Arrives In Japan
USS America (LHA-6) arrived at its new homeport of Sasebo, Japan, on Thursday, a move that puts the big-deck amphibious assault ship designed to accommodate the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters in the Western Pacific.
Assailant in NAS Pensacola Mass Shooting Was Saudi Aviation Student; Navy Identifies Slain Victims
A Friday morning shooting incident at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. has left three victims and the shooter dead, according to local officials. Read More
Coast Guard to Re-Compete Multi-Billion Dollar Offshore Patrol Cutter Contract
This post was updated to accurately reflect the size of the Offshore Patrol Cutter contract the Coast Guard is re-competing. An earlier version of this post included an incorrect number of hulls included in the re-compete.
The Coast Guard is recompeting its potentially $10.5 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter contract because the program risks falling fatally behind schedule due to hurricane damage to the shipyard initially awarded the contract. Read More
Navy, Industry Still Talking Over What Ship Designs Could Best Support Distributed Maritime Ops
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy and industry are still facing a lot of unknowns during a “dynamic” conversation about what ships to build and how to best support future operations, leaders said today.
Navy to Hold Large Scale Fleet Exercises In Summer 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — When the Navy returns to holding large-scale fleet exercises in summer 2020, the operations will involve information warfare and tactical cyber teams, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Thursday morning. Read More