The Navy accepted delivery of two Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships on Wednesday, as Lockheed Martin and the Marinette Marine shipyard turned over custody of the future Sioux City (LCS-11) and Wichita (LCS-13). Read More
The Navy called off the search for a sailor who went missing from cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70) earlier this week. Read More
As Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii, in a rare occurrence to have such a strong hurricane pass so close to the islands, many U.S. Navy ships and submarines sortied to safely ride out the storm. Read More
Defense industry leaders expect Fiscal Year 2019 – which starts Oct. 1 – to be the crest of the current defense spending cycle, with many insiders expecting a downward slide to a funding trough to start as early as FY 2020.
Rear Adm. David Goggins took command as Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Submarines late last week, replacing the retiring Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley. Read More
The current director of Joint Staff has been tapped to lead the U.S. combatant command in the Middle East, according to a Wednesday Pentagon announcement. Read More
The following is the Aug. 1, 2018, Congressional Research Service report, Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Aug. 3, 2018 Congressional Research Report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated to include an Aug. 22 statement by the Navy.
When the president signed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act last week, most of the contents of the 788 pages of legislation would take some time to go into effect.
Last year, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) collided with a merchant ship while approaching Singapore, an incident that resulted in the death of 10 sailors and prompted the Navy to take a hard look at how it operates and trains crews on forward-deployed ships.