General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $106.2 million long lead contract for Navy’s third Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) – formerly known as the Afloat Forward Staging Base – according to a Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
ABOARD GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER ZUMWALT – One of the most conspicuous ships in the Navy is among the least understood. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Pentagon’s top weapons’ buyer said the Fiscal Year 2017 president’s budget paid in the research and development projects to “buy some options” for the U.S. to retain its military technological superiority. Read More
The following is a May 16, 2016 U.S. Navy video in which Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson outlines the roles and the future challenges of the service. The audio is an edited version of a speech Richardson has delivered several times this year when presenting overviews of the current state of the service and its potential threats. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information from AeroVironment.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy has selected the unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer AeroVironment to supply miniature UAVs for the service’s fleet of attack and guided missile submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles, the company announced on Monday during the Sea-Air-Space 2016 Exposition. Read More
The following is the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress, Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016. The report was released on May 13, 2016. Read More
The following is a May 12, 2016 message from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to Navy flag officers and senior civilians on leadership and values in the service. Read More
The Navy SEAL killed earlier this month in a firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants will be posthumously promoted to chief petty officer, the service announced Wednesday. Read More
A sailor in training to be a Navy SEAL died Friday after losing consciousness during an introductory swimming exercise, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More
This post has been updated with additional photos and a map of where the fighting occured.
THE PENTAGON – The Navy SEAL who was killed in a Tuesday firefight with Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants was part of a quick reaction force sent in to assist a U.S. advise-and-assist team and Kurdish Peshmerga forces who were overwhelmed by a surprise ISIS offensive in Northern Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman told reporters on Wednesday. Read More