Category Archives: Surface Forces

Report: SBX-1 Radar Operated Near North Korea

Report: SBX-1 Radar Operated Near North Korea

The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin sits moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) in 2016, US Navy Photo

The heavy lift vessel MV Blue Marlin sits moored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with the Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) in 2016, US Navy Photo

The ultra-sensitive radar the U.S. uses to track ballistic missile targets was deployed off North Korea in September, according to local press reports. Read More

Vice Adm. Grady Takes Command of U.S. 6th Fleet

Vice Adm. Grady Takes Command of U.S. 6th Fleet

Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady is rendered honors for the first time as Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet / Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on Oct. 28, 2016 US Navy Photo

Vice Adm. Christopher W. Grady is rendered honors for the first time as Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet / Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO on Oct. 28, 2016 US Navy Photo

Vice Adm. Christopher Grady has taken charge of U.S. 6th Fleet from Vice Adm. James Foggo in a Friday change of command in Naples, Italy, the service announced. Read More

Officials: Third Offset Strategy Key to Maintaining U.S. Military Technology Dominance

Officials: Third Offset Strategy Key to Maintaining U.S. Military Technology Dominance

Aircraft CF-02, an F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant attached to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 completes a flyover of the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000). US Navy Photo

Aircraft CF-02, an F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant attached to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 completes a flyover of the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000). US Navy Photo

The driving concept behind the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy comes down to : If we’re not changing, we’re losing to “pacing competitors” like Russia and China in conventional warfare. Read More

Admirals: Navy Needs A Bigger Fleet, And Now May Be The Best Time To Plan For It

Admirals: Navy Needs A Bigger Fleet, And Now May Be The Best Time To Plan For It

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65), left, and the Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transit the Philippine Sea on Sept. 23, 2016. US Navy Photo

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65), left, and the Nimitz-class Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transit the Philippine Sea on Sept. 23, 2016. US Navy Photo

A variety of Navy studies point towards the need for a bigger fleet to handle global requirements, and the upcoming change in administration and end to the Budget Control Act spending caps may present an opportunity to begin thinking creatively about what the future larger fleet may look like. Read More

Marine Aviation Head Lists High-end Wants for MUX Program

Marine Aviation Head Lists High-end Wants for MUX Program

The Bell V-247 tiltrotor is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft, and would provide long-endurance persistent expeditionary and surveillance and fires capabilities. Bell rendering.

The Bell V-247 tiltrotor is an unmanned aerial system (UAS) that will combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft, and would provide long-endurance persistent expeditionary and surveillance and fires capabilities. Bell rendering.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The head of Marine Corps aviation has big plans for the service’s planned large unmanned aerial vehicle set to enter the service in the next decade. Read More