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
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
The following is the Feb. 10, 2022 report, Renewed Great Power Competition: Implications for Defense—Issues for Congress. Read More
An Annapolis, Md., man pleaded guilty Monday to attempting to give confidential information about the Virginia-class submarine to an unnamed country. Read More
The following is the Feb. 9, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
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
The French Navy’s Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group left today for its Clemenceau 22 deployment, which will last until April and take the CSG to the Mediterranean.
The following is the Office of the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) 2021 annual report. It was released On Jan. 27, 2022. Read More
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
The following is the Jan 21, 2022 Congressional Research Service report, Joint All-Domain Command and Control: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More