General Dynamics Electric Boat remains ready to start construction of the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine in October, company officials announced Wednesday.
The following is the April 24, 2020 Congressional Research Service Report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
USS Vermont (SSN-792), the Navy’s first block IV Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine, joined the fleet over the weekend in a subdued administrative action transitioning the boat to normal operations without the pomp and circumstance of a comissioning ceremony ashore.
The Navy is continuing to refine procedures to prevent another outbreak of COVID-19 aboard its ships but is facing a barrier in fielding enough tests to root out the virus from deploying crews. Read More
The following is the April 14, 2020 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress. Read More
The following are the updated U.S. Navy’s COVID-19 mitigation and prevention frameworks issued on April 14, 2020. Read More
The Navy is continuing its push to develop the Hammerhead maritime mine deployment system, with 16 companies attending a recent virtual industry day that allowed the rapid-acquisition program to keep progressing despite coronavirus-related restrictions in place. Read More
The following is the April 8, 2020 message to the Navy from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday. Read More
In his last days in office, former acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly tried to assign names to the Navy’s new class of guided-missile frigates and the second Columbia-class nuclear ballistic-missile submarine. Read More
The following is the April 7, 2020 message from former acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to the Navy and Marine Corps. Read More