The following is an Aug. 7, 2018, Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Aug. 9, 2018 report ton Congress on the Pentagon’s plan to establish a Department of Defense command structure for space operations in the military and the announcement from Vice President Mike Pence.
NAVAL SUPPORT FACILITY ARLINGTON, Va. — With the aim of keeping only the best leaders, the Navy plans to force into retirement senior active duty commanders and captains found to have poor on-the-job performance, the head of Navy personnel told USNI News this week.
The following is the July 31, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Navy are evaluating the potential of missile tube welding issues identified by a subcontractor to delay construction of the first Columbia-class submarines, the next block of Virginia-class submarines and for the British Dreadnought-class submarines.
The following is the July 31, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
While revoking China’s invitation from the Rim of the Pacific 2018 maritime exercises was a symbolic move, it sent a signal that the United States is willing to confront Beijing and maintain American leadership in the Western Pacific, the top Pentagon official for the region said Tuesday. Read More
Due to an editing error, a previous version of this post had the incorrect number of Navy and Marine Corps deaths in the line of duty for 2018. USNI News’ internal records show that this was the 11th death this calendar year
A sailor was killed on July 30 when an auxiliary fuel tank fell off the helicopter he was inspecting, a spokesman for the commander of Naval Air Forces told USNI News. Read More
The following is the Aug. 1, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Lasers, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectile. Read More
THE PENTAGON — U.S. officials confirmed they were monitoring Iranian naval exercises in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, but had little to say about the activity involving up to 100 vessels and intended to showcase the nation’s desire to be the regional maritime security power.