SAN DIEGO – Just 30 percent of the Navy’s destroyers come out of maintenance availabilities on time, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command said, and the service will be taking actions in the coming months to incentivize industry to increase their capacity and improve that on-time figure. Read More
With a two-aircraft carrier buy approved, contracts for two National Security Cutters and a contract for a guided-missile destroyer awarded late last year, Huntington Ingalls Industries has a healthy backlog of work to keep the company busy for the next several years, company officials said on Thursday.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy is giving more power to surface ship commanders to shape the training of their crews via a new set of training rules, officials said Wednesday. Read More
The guided-missile cruiser that was involved in a minor collision with a resupply ship on Feb. 5 has left port after repairs and will shortly resume training with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, USNI News has learned. Read More
A previous version of this post misstated the Navy’s reliability requirement for the Advanced Arresting Gear. The requirement is 16,500 recoveries before an operational failure.
ABOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS GERALD R. FORD – The crew of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) are slowly expanding the aircraft they can launch and recover from the next-generation aircraft carrier, Ford’s air boss told USNI News last week. Read More
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of Feb. 11, 2019, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More
This post has been updated to include a statement from US 7th fleet
THE PENTAGON – Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers conducted a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) past South China Sea land masses claimed by China but not recognized as islands by international law.
A Lockheed Martin-led industry team was selected for the final design of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future frigate after surviving a legal challenge by a rival contender. Read More
The following is the Feb. 7, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More