The following is the May. 25, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Lasers, Railgun and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
In a precarious time for warship builders – when the Navy predicts a frigate downselect will force one of seven major U.S. warship builders out of business and most of the others depend on just one or two Navy contracts – business at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Mississippi is booming. Ten ships across four ship classes are under construction today, and the yard is looking forward to competing in several upcoming competitions with the Navy and Coast Guard.
Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias sat down with USNI News this month at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition 2016 to talk about business at the yard. Read More
The following is the May 20, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)/Frigate Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
In a good alliance, such as NATO, there is an alignment of values but there are always difficulties that can make working within an alliance frustrating, retired NATO commander Adm. James Stavridis said on Thursday. Read More
Starting next year, Russia’s only aircraft carrier will start a modernization maintenance period to upgrade its arresting gear and launching systems, according to a report this week from the Russian TASS news wire. Read More
The Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy tested an upgraded Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB missile aboard USS Hopper (DDG-70) this week, successfully demonstrating the performance of a more reliable third-stage rocket motor (TSRM) nozzle. Read More
The following is the May 20, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
A mid-year review of Navy operations and maintenance funding found a $848-million shortfall, forcing the Navy to restrict flying hours, defer five ship maintenance availabilities until Fiscal Year 2017, defer continuous maintenance work for two amphibious ready groups and a carrier strike group – and nearly suspend work at the service’s largest regional maintenance center. Read More
To understand what President Vladimir Putin may do in the future, the author of a new book on today’s Russia said Americans need to understand why and how he became a national hero by brutally suppressing separatists in Moscow’s second war in Chechnya. Read More
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Two Navy F/A-18Fs crashed off the coast of North Carolina during a routine training mission on Thursday, Navy officials told USNI News. Read More