Category Archives: Submarine Forces

Electric Boat Awards Newport News Shipbuilding $468M for Columbia-Class Integrated Product and Process Development

Electric Boat Awards Newport News Shipbuilding $468M for Columbia-Class Integrated Product and Process Development

An undated artist’s rendering of the planned Columbia-class submarine. Naval Sea Systems Command Image

General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding a contract worth up to $468 million to begin work on integrated product and process development for the upcoming Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine, according to an HII news release this week. Read More

Strategic Review: Navy Hasn't Learned From Its Mistakes, Needs to Be Clear About Ship, Aircraft Readiness

Strategic Review: Navy Hasn’t Learned From Its Mistakes, Needs to Be Clear About Ship, Aircraft Readiness

Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Massey, from Dunlap, Ill., stands an intelligence watch during a transit of the Strait of Hormuz aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON – The Navy historically doesn’t learn from its mistakes, needs better command and control structures to operate the fleet, and needs to be more honest with Congress and the White House about the capabilities it can provide the nation, were key findings contained in a strategic review of the service released on Thursday. Read More

Shipbuilders Still Awaiting Details of 355-Ship Fleet Buildup Plans 1 Year Later; Yards Won't Make Investments Without Firmer Signals from the Navy

Shipbuilders Still Awaiting Details of 355-Ship Fleet Buildup Plans 1 Year Later; Yards Won’t Make Investments Without Firmer Signals from the Navy

It’s been a year since the Navy declared it needed a 355-ship Navy to meet its global requirements going forward – outlining a potential future fleet with nearly 40 percent more attack submarines, 30 percent more small surface combatants, nearly 20 percent more large surface combatants and an additional aircraft carrier. Read More

Attack Boat USS Jacksonville Arrives at Final Homeport before 2018 Retirement

Attack Boat USS Jacksonville Arrives at Final Homeport before 2018 Retirement

USS Jacksonville (SSN-669) arriving in Bremerton, Wash., Monday. The boat is scheduled for retirement in early 2018. (U.S. Navy Photo)

A previous version of this post has the incorrect hull number for the nuclear attack submarine USS Jacksonville. The hull number is SSN-699, not SSN-669.

Nuclear attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN-699) reached its final homeport of Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton on Monday.

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Woods Hole Research Vessel Searching Atlantic for Lost Argentine Sub

Woods Hole Research Vessel Searching Atlantic for Lost Argentine Sub

R/V Atlantis operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and owned by the U.S. Navy.

The international effort searching for ARA San Juan – the Argentine submarine missing for more than three weeks – is focused on a region where the continental shelf below the sea surface rapidly slopes down to the deep South Atlantic.

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U.S. Navy Sends Deep-Dive Unmanned Recovery Vehicle to Search for Argentine Sub

U.S. Navy Sends Deep-Dive Unmanned Recovery Vehicle to Search for Argentine Sub

The U.S. Navy’s Cable operated Unmanned Recovery Vehicle (CURV), in this 2015 photo, is a 6,400-pound Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that is designed to meet the U.S. Navy’s deep ocean salvage requirements down to a maximum depth of 20,000 feet of seawater. US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy is providing deep-dive search and recovery assistance to the Argentine Armada as the international effort continues scanning the depths for remains of its missing submarine.

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VCNO Moran: Navy Looking for Augmented Reality Trainers that are Portable, Integrated Across Domains

VCNO Moran: Navy Looking for Augmented Reality Trainers that are Portable, Integrated Across Domains

A student at the Electronics Technicians and Fire Controlman “A” School prepares to troubleshoot a radar simulator partial task trainer (PTT) at the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit, Great Lakes, Oct. 19, 2017. US Navy photo.

The Navy is seeking virtual and augmented reality training tools that are both integrated across warfare domains and capable of measuring proficiency and improvement. Read More