McCain Taking ‘Hard Look’ at Forward Deploying Second U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Western Pacific

McCain Taking ‘Hard Look’ at Forward Deploying Second U.S. Aircraft Carrier to Western Pacific

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 begins a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Dec. 3, 2015. US Navy Photo

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Pukin’ Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 begins a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) on Dec. 3, 2015. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) said his committee is taking a “hard look” at the case to deploy a second U.S. aircraft carrier to the Western Pacific. Read More

CNO: Navy Needs More Agile Procurement To Keep Pace With '4-Plus-1' Threat Set

CNO: Navy Needs More Agile Procurement To Keep Pace With ‘4-Plus-1’ Threat Set

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on Nov. 10, 2015. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on Nov. 10, 2015. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Navy is facing a “four-plus-one” threat environment and needs to adapt its technology development and operating concepts to balance these various threats, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said Monday at the U.S. Naval Institute’s Defense Forum Washington. Read More

Ford Carrier Program Manager Reflects On Strategy To Deliver Modern Combat System

Ford Carrier Program Manager Reflects On Strategy To Deliver Modern Combat System

he aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) gets underway, beginning the ship’s launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier 3 for the final stages of construction and testing in November 2013. US Navy photo.

The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at ship launch in November 2013. US Navy photo.

The Ford-class aircraft carrier program offers several lessons on how to build a new ship class while designing the combat system as late as possible to incorporate new technologies, the CVN-78 program manager said at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Combat Systems Symposium. Read More

Navy to Release 30-Year Combat Power Plan; Focus On Offensive Lethality, Force-Level Integration

Navy to Release 30-Year Combat Power Plan; Focus On Offensive Lethality, Force-Level Integration

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship's Aegis Weapons System in June 2014. US Navy photo.

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) launches a Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) during a live-fire test of the ship’s Aegis Weapons System in June 2014. US Navy photo.

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The Program Executive Office for Integration Combat Systems will release a first-ever 30-Year Combat Power Plan to accompany the 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan in the spring, outlining how the Navy will outfit its platforms and network its sensors to keep up with the threat environment and technological advances. Read More

Navy Accepts Fourth MUOS Communication Satellite

Navy Accepts Fourth MUOS Communication Satellite

The MUOS-4 preparing to be launched in 2015. Lockheed Martin Photo

The MUOS-4 preparing to be launched in 2015. Lockheed Martin Photo

The fourth satellite that will make up the Navy’s high bandwidth next generation communication constellation has been accepted by the service, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Read More

SECDEF Carter: All Military Specialties Will Be Open To Women, Marine Objections Overruled

SECDEF Carter: All Military Specialties Will Be Open To Women, Marine Objections Overruled

 Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon's defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro prepares to hike to her platoon’s defensive position during patrol week of Infantry Training Battalion near Camp Geiger, N.C. on Oct. 31, 2013. US Marine Corps Photo

All military occupational specialties in all four services — including infantry and special operations forces — will be available to women beginning next month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. Read More