An undated photo of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile in flight. Kongsberg Photo
This post has been amended with additional information from the Navy on the cost of the NSM test program.
The planned demonstration installation of an over-the-horizon missile on a Littoral Combat Ship is stalled due to lack of funds, U.S. Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
The following is the Aug. 18, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
An undated photo of IRGCN patrol boats.
Three more U.S. ships were harassed by Iranian patrol boats over three incidents on Wednesday, U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne addresses the audience at Military Sealift Command’s change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) on Aug. 25, 2016. US Navy photo.
The Military Sealift Command hosted a change of command ceremony aboard USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) in Norfolk today, with Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne relieving retiring Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon as commander. Read More
A COMBATSS-21 console. Lockheed Martin photo.
The Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $79.6 million to design and build the Component-Based Total-Ship System – 21st Century (COMBATSS-21) combat management system for the first of the upcoming frigates. Read More
The following is the Aug. 18, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia Class (Ohio Replacement) Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN[X]) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.
Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Robert Carlson, left, and Aerographer’s Mate 1st Class Melvin Lankford, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, deploy a MK 18 MOD 2 Swordfish to survey the ocean floor during the International Mine Countermeasure Exercise (IMCMEX) in the Gulf of Oman on November 4, 2014. US Navy photo.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps should advance the way they use unmanned systems, favoring greater autonomy over remotely-controlled missions and developing multi-vehicle systems such as swarms and cascaded operations, according to a recently released report by the Defense Science Board. Read More
A screen shot of an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy patrol boat from a video taken by the crew of USS Nitze. US Navy Image
The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
USNI News asked its readers, “Who was the greatest woman in military history?” With more than 2,400 votes, the readers have responded. The answers spanned both time and geography, but when the results were tallied, the favorite was clear: Read More
The following is a U.S. Navy video of MV-22 Osprey tests on USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) released by the service on Aug. 23, 2016. A variant of the Osprey will replace the Navy’s current Carrier On-Board Delivery (COD) aircraft — the C-2A Greyhound — starting in the 2020s. Read More