The Navy on Wednesday issued General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.1 billion contract modification for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine contract. Read More
Category Archives: Submarine Forces
Report to Congress on The People’s Liberation Army
The following is the Dec. 21, 2022, Congressional Research Service In Focus report, China Primer: The People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Read More
Top Stories 2022: U.S. Navy Operations
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
This year saw the U.S. Navy trying to balance its focus on presence in the Indo-Pacific region with the need for ongoing deterrence missions in Europe amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Read More
Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy
The following is the provisional English translation of the December 2022 National Security Strategy of Japan and the Japanese National Defense Strategy. Read More
UPDATED: Royal Thai Navy Corvette Sinks in Gulf of Thailand
This post has been updated with a statement from the Royal Thai Navy correcting the status of sailors from HMS Sukhothai (FS-442).
The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) corvette HTMS Sukhothai (FS-442) sank in the Gulf of Thailand at 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday following a loss of power and subsequent flooding of the ship, according to the service. Read More
President Biden Signs Continuing Resolution; Senate Passes NDAA Fiscal Year 2023
President Joe Biden on Friday signed a stopgap bill that will keep the government funded for another week while lawmakers work on a final spending framework. Read More
Virginia Attack Boat Program Stalled Over Tomahawk, Hypersonic Missile Insurance Rift
This post has been updated to reflect the passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act by the Senate on Thursday evening.
THE PENTAGON — Advanced procurement contracts for two of the Navy’s Block V Virginia-class attack submarines have been stalled for 10 months due to an impasse between the service and its lead submarine builder over insurance related to Tomahawk missiles and future hypersonic weapons, USNI News has learned. Read More
U.S. Needs to Clear $19B in Arms Sale Backlog to Taiwan, says HASC member
Shipping the $19 billion arms backlog that the U.S. has approved for Taiwan’s defense is even more important now in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a key Republican lawmaker said Wednesday. Read More
Report to Congress on SSN(X) Next-Generation Attack Submarine
The following is the Dec. 13, 2022, Congressional Research In Focus report, Navy Next-Generation Attack Submarine (SSN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
SECNAV Del Toro: Navy Needs to ‘Be Realistic’ in Pursuit of Next Destroyer, Sub, Fighter
The technologies developed for the Navy’s next destroyer, submarine and fighter must be mature and cost-effective before the new platforms go into production, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro told USNI News in an interview last week. Read More