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
KN-11 Launch. North Korean Central News Agency Photo
A North Korean submarine successfully launched a ballistic missile on Tuesday, U.S. Pacific Command officials confirmed in a late Tuesday statement. Read More
U.S. Air Force F-16 participating in Australia’s Pitch Black Air Combat exercise. Mike Yeo Photo Used with Permission
The U.S. has increased its role in an air combat exercise, featuring its largest contribution of airpower in more than a decade from the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps in a practical demonstration of Washington’s, “rebalance to the Pacific.” Read More
The U.K. Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in 2007. US Navy Photo
Unable to find a permanent home for the retired Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday it would sell the ship for scrap to a Turkish firm. Read More
The new Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command breast insignia. Image courtesy MARSOC Facebook page.
Marine Corps special operations officers and critical skills operators now have their own pin to wear that acknowledges their intensive training and commemorates Marine special forces history. Read More