Neller: Marines Need To Shift Training Now To Prepare For Naval Info-Warfare Battle

Neller: Marines Need To Shift Training Now To Prepare For Naval Info-Warfare Battle

Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, assault a beachhead during an amphibious training raid in Djibouti, Aug. 15, 2012. US Marine Corps photo.

Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, assault a beachhead during an amphibious training raid in Djibouti, Aug. 15, 2012. US Marine Corps photo.

The Marine Corps cannot rely on new gear alone to be prepared for the next war that arises, but rather needs to train now for a future naval-centric battle in the age of information warfare, the commandant of the Marine Corps said last week. Read More

Video: Destroyer Barry Towed From Washington Navy Yard

Video: Destroyer Barry Towed From Washington Navy Yard

The following is a U.S. Navy video of Display Ship Barry being towed from its pier-side spot at Washington Navy Yard on May 7, 2016. The ship will be towed to the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia, Pa. ahead of dismantling. Read More

Display Ship Barry Prepped For Towing, Dismantling

Display Ship Barry Prepped For Towing, Dismantling

U.S. Navy's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) is supporting ship preparations and towing of the Display Ship Barry (DD 933) from Pier 2 at the Washington Navy Yard. US Navy Photo

U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) is supporting ship preparations and towing of the Display Ship Barry (DD 933) from Pier 2 at the Washington Navy Yard. US Navy Photo

The Navy is preparing to remove a display ship from the Washington Navy Yard on Saturday that has been pier-side for more than 30 years with no plans for a replacement, NAVSEA officials told USNI News on Friday. Read More

Shock Trials, Missile Launches, CONOPS Refinement Await LCS Program This Summer

Shock Trials, Missile Launches, CONOPS Refinement Await LCS Program This Summer

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea training exercise on April 28, 2015. US Navy photo.

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS-1) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea training exercise on April 28, 2015. US Navy photo.

The Littoral Combat Ship program will reach several major milestones in the coming months, from conducting full ship shock trials on both hull variants, to demonstrating a new expeditionary mine mission package, to refining operational concepts, the outgoing program executive officer told USNI News in a May 2 interview. Read More

LCS Mine Countermeasures Package May Be Headed For Single IOT&E For All 4 Increments

LCS Mine Countermeasures Package May Be Headed For Single IOT&E For All 4 Increments

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS-2) deploys a remote multi-mission vehicle (RMMV) while testing the ship’s mine countermeasures mission package (MCM). US Navy Photo

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS-2) deploys a remote multi-mission vehicle (RMMV) while testing the ship’s mine countermeasures mission package (MCM). US Navy Photo

Though the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine countermeasures mission package originally laid out a four-increment fielding plan that made use of three unmanned vehicles, a shakeup in those vehicles’ roles may lead to a single operational test by 2020 that would clear all four increments for use, the Program Executive Officer for LCS told USNI News. Read More