For the second year in a row, the Marine Corps is asking Congress for an amphibious warship the Navy doesn’t plan to buy. Read More
Category Archives: Surface Forces
DDG(X) $122M Land-Based Test Site Opens in Philadelphia
Program Executive Officer Ships opened the land-based test facility for its next-generation guided-missile destroyer propulsion system in Philadelphia, the Navy announced this week. Read More
Research Ship that Found Famous WWII Wrecks Damaged in Scotland Dry Dock, Several Injured
A Navy research vessel tipped over while in dry dock in Edinburgh Wednesday, according to local reports. Read More
Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 4: Logistics
The following is the latest edition of the U.S. Marine Corps doctrinal publication, MCDP 4: Logistics. Read More
OSD Comptroller Says U.S. Shipyards Can’t Build 3 Destroyers a Year
This story has been updated to include a statement from a spokesperson for Bath Iron Works.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is keeping a two-ship-per-year cadence for its destroyer line because that’s a realistic goal for industry to work toward, according to the Pentagon’s top budget officer. Read More
USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 20, 2023
These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 20, 2023, 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
Congress Notified of Potential $895M Tomahawk Sale to Australia
This story has been updated to include comments from Australia’s Minister for Defense Industry Pat Conroy.
The State Department authorized the potential sale of Tomahawk missiles to Australia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today. Read More
Fiscal Year 2024 Department of the Navy Budget Materials
The following are the Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2024 budget summary materials released this week. Read More
Navy and Marine Corps Debate Amphibious Ship Costs as Clash Over LPD-17 Flight II Line Continues
This story has been updated to include additional information about ship cost numbers from Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy halted its pursuit of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock line because of the program’s growing costs and delays in the shipyard, the service’s top officer said Wednesday. Read More
Makin Island, America ARGs Wrap Up Exercises with Thai, Japanese Forces
The Makin Island and America amphibious ready groups wrapped up their participation in exercises in Thailand and Japan this week. Read More