An artist’s conception of an Aegis Ashore battery. Lockheed-Martin Photo
Since the following story was posted, Lockheed Martin has said it was not currently studying adding an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability to Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) sites for the Missile Defense Agency. Read the follow-on story here.
Lockheed Martin is studying adding an anti-air warfare (AAW) capability to Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) sites, company officials told reporters on Friday. Read More
The following is the text of an April 10, 2015 speech given by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) at the D.C. Area Submarine Association’s submarine birthday ball. Read More
USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), bottom, the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG-102) in the Java Sea on Jan. 14, 2015. US Navy Photo
The second Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) has proven so much more reliable than the first that the Navy has been able to experiment with a new expeditionary maintenance model to extend the reach of the ship, the program executive officer for LCS told USNI News last week. Read More
The guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG-51), top, and the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS-2) conduct a photo exercise off the coast of Central America in January. US Navy photo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS) is working with both its shipbuilders to determine how to bring the current LCS designs into a more lethal and survivable frigate design, while it works with other Navy offices to finalize the frigate requirements. Read More
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) passes by USS Independence (LCS 2) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. US Navy photo.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Program Executive Officer for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) hopes to send a version of the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package out to sea before officially reaching initial operational capability, as earlier testing showed “phenomenal” capability compared to current systems. Read More
The following is the April 3, 2015 Congressional Research Service report, Ballistic Missile Defense in the Asia-Pacific Region: Cooperation and Opposition. Read More
A Ch-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164 with a MV-22 Osprey. US Naval Institute Photo
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — It’s perhaps a most fitting tribute: The first active-duty Marine Corps operational squadron to get the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter became the last one to fly it and officially transition to its replacement, the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor. Read More
The following is 2015 report, The PLA Navy New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century from the Office of Naval Intelligence on Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy’s operations and shipbuilding programs. Read More
The following is the April 9, 2015 Better Buying Power 3.0 memo and outline, signed by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)Frank Kendall. Read More
An undated photo of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile in flight. Kongsberg Photo
ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The Norwegian manufacturer of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) has teamed with U.S. missile manufacturer Raytheon to pitch the anti-ship missile (ASM) to the Navy as the over-the-horizon (OTH) ASM for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), company officials told reporters in a briefing on Thursday. Read More