Category Archives: Submarine Forces

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

UPDATED: Navy’s Force Design 2045 Plans for 373 Ship Fleet, 150 Unmanned Vessels

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) sails alongside amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) during a photo exercise for Valiant Shield 2022 on June 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with comments from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday

The latest plan to design a future force calls for a fleet of 373 manned ships, buttressed by about 150 unmanned surface and underwater vehicles by 2045, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday’s update to his Navigation Plan for the Navy. Read More

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

Indian Navy Expanding to Meet China Threat, Better Team With Allies

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The INS ‘Nilgiri’, the first of Indian Navy’s seven new stealth frigates, in Mumbai on September 28, 2019. Indian Navy Photo

For most of its existence, the Indian Navy has been in a state of perpetual modernization. Due to its major shipbuilding programs’ long schedules and the continual need to replace older platforms with new ones – especially submarines – Delhi has been unable to meet its shipbuilding goals. Read More

Mobilize the Entire Navy Reserve? There's Now an App for That

Mobilize the Entire Navy Reserve? There’s Now an App for That

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force hosted the i3 Waypoints final presentations at Defense Media Activity in Ft. Meade, Md., on June 28, 2022. US Navy Reserve Photo

The Navy Reserve is developing a mobile app to make it easier for reservists to report for duty using a solution that will come in handy if it ever activates the entire 50,000-member Selected Reserve. Read More

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Australia to Pick Nuclear Submarine Design in Early 2023, Says Official

Sailors assigned to the Australian navy Collins-class submarine HMAS Sheean (SSG 77) prepare to receive hotel services and supplies during a bilateral training event with the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39), Sept. 13, 2019. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Australian government is set to announce the design for its first nuclear submarine in the first quarter of 2023, its deputy prime minister and defense minister said Thursday. Read More