The following is the Sept. 16, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure: A Bigger Fleet? Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
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This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the second Zumwalt class guided missile destroyer. The correct spelling is Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001).
Less than a month ahead of its commissioning, the Navy’s next-generation destroyer Zumwalt (DDG-1000) suffered an engineering casualty that could take up to two weeks to repair, Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Tuesday. Read More
The following is video of the Littoral Combat Ship Wichita (LCS-13) launching at the Marinette Marine shipyard on Sept. 17, 2016. Read More
Naval Sea Systems command has awarded Austal USA a $248.8 million contract for work on two Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF), formerly known as the Joint High Speed Vessel, according to Pentagon contract announcement issued last week. Read More
Several emerging technologies are poised to change the way navies operate in the future. Unmanned underwater vehicles hold the promise to help find adversarial submarines, additive manufacturing could replace hard to find parts for ships and aircraft stationed in remote locations and lasers and electromagnetic railguns could increase the volume of fires from U.S. ships while reducing the cost of missiles. Read More
THE PENTAGON – This week the heads of more than one hundred navies will descend on a small town in Rhode Island to talk the ins and outs of maritime security. Read More
This story has been updated with additional information from the Navy. An earlier version of this post indicated the casualty occurred on Sept. 15 when it in fact occurred on Sept. 13.
THE PENTAGON — Littoral Combat Ship USS Montgomery (LCS-8) suffered two unrelated engineering casualties during a transit in the Gulf of Mexico and is heading to Florida for repairs, the Navy told USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is the results of a Navy investigation into the June 2, 2016 crash in which Blue Angels pilot, Capt. Jeffery M. Kuss, USMC was killed in Smyrna, Tenn. Read More
The Coast Guard has selected Eastern Shipbuilding to build its new Offshore Patrol Cutters and awarded the Florida shipbuilder a $110.3 million contract for the first hull and options for eight more, the service announced late Thursday. Read More