Category Archives: Submarine Forces

CNO Gilday Taking a More ‘Realistic’ Approach to Unmanned  Systems in the Fleet

CNO Gilday Taking a More ‘Realistic’ Approach to Unmanned  Systems in the Fleet

A Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) sails in the Gulf of Aqaba off of Jordan’s coast on Dec. 12, 2021. US Army Photo

SAN DIEGO, Cailf., – In the next five years the Navy wants to put smaller unmanned platforms in the fleet now while it waits for larger unmanned ships and aircraft to reach a level of reliability to fight with the crewed fleet in the 2030s, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday told a group of reporters on Wednesday. Read More

Hill Closer to an FY 22 Budget Deal as Navy Warns Against More CRs; White House Sets Pentagon FY 23 Topline at More than $770B

Hill Closer to an FY 22 Budget Deal as Navy Warns Against More CRs; White House Sets Pentagon FY 23 Topline at More than $770B

NASA Photo

This post has been updated to correct the status of the latest Continuing Resolution proposal. The third CR for FY22 passed the House last week and is awaiting approval from the Senate.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., – Congressional appropriators are closer to cementing a deal that would finalize the belated Fiscal Year 2022 defense budget, three legislative sources confirmed to USNI News on Wednesday. Read More

Navy Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Sell Sub Secrets

Navy Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Sell Sub Secrets

211126-N-ME396-1050 GROTON, Conn. (Nov. 26, 2021) Tugboats guide USS Minnesota (SSN 783) to the pier as the Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine returns to Naval Submarine Base New London following a regularly-scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy Photo

An Annapolis, Md., man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to give confidential information about the Virginia-class submarine to an unnamed country. Read More

UPDATED: Russian Navy Amphibious Group Enters Black Sea as Warships Mass in the Mediterranean

UPDATED: Russian Navy Amphibious Group Enters Black Sea as Warships Mass in the Mediterranean

Ropucha-class ships tank landing ship RFS Kaliningrad (102) passes through the Bosporus Strait on Feb. 8, 2021. Photo by Yörük Işık‏ used with permission

This post has been updated to include an updated position of the first three ships in the Russian Navy amphibious task force.

A group of three Russian warships capable of landing tanks and troops ashore now in the Black Sea, as the Russian Navy begins to mass ships in the Mediterranean, according to Tuesday photos of the warships provided to USNI News. Read More

Navy: Year-Long CR Would Lead to $500M Shortfall for Columbia-class Submarine

Navy: Year-Long CR Would Lead to $500M Shortfall for Columbia-class Submarine

Artist’s rendering of the Columbia-class SSBN submarine. US Navy Image

This story has been updated to clarify that the Navy could award the Constellation-class frigate contract under a one-year continuing resolution.

The Navy is facing a $500 million shortfall for its Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program if the government is forced to operate under a year-long continuing resolution, a service official told reporters on Tuesday. Read More