Former CNO Roughead: Chinese Expansion in South China Sea Concerns Japan, U.S.

Former CNO Roughead: Chinese Expansion in South China Sea Concerns Japan, U.S.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) and JMSDF Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) on Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy Photo

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) transits alongside Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183) and JMSDF Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) on Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy Photo

When looking to the future of U.S. and Japanese security “the importance of the periphery to China cannot be overstated,” a former U.S. chief of naval operations said. Read More

Navy Submits $5B Fiscal Year 2017 Unfunded Priorities List Topped by Super Hornets, F-35s, Destroyer Funds

Navy Submits $5B Fiscal Year 2017 Unfunded Priorities List Topped by Super Hornets, F-35s, Destroyer Funds

A F/A-18E Super Hornet over the Gulf of Oman near the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). US Navy Photo

A F/A-18E Super Hornet over the Gulf of Oman near the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). US Navy Photo

The Navy submitted a Fiscal Year 2017 unfunded requirements list to Congress this week that mirrors last year’s priorities but requests about twice as much money for items that couldn’t be squeezed into the official Fiscal Year 2017 President’s Budget request. Read More

Navy: Affordability, Commonality Needed To Address Near, Long-Term Shipbuilding Challenges

Navy: Affordability, Commonality Needed To Address Near, Long-Term Shipbuilding Challenges

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), front, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), the Republic of Korea navy destroyer ROKS Eulji Mundeok (DDH 972), and the Ulsan-class frigate ROKS Jeju (FF 958) participate in a joint photo exercise during Foal Eagle 2015. Both the DDGs and LCSs are under construction now but will need replacement programs beginning in the mid-2030s. US Navy photo.

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), front, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) and USS John S. McCain (DDG-56), the Republic of Korea navy destroyer ROKS Eulji Mundeok (DDH-972), and the Ulsan-class frigate ROKS Jeju (FF-958) participate in a joint photo exercise during Foal Eagle 2015. Both the DDGs and LCSs are under construction now but will need replacement programs beginning in the mid-2030s. US Navy photo.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is in the midst of a massive shipbuilding spree, with 65 ships across eight shipyards under contract or in construction today – but maintaining that pace in the short-term and trying to replicate or even accelerate it for the next generation of surface combatants presents the Navy and industry with some serious challenges, officials said. Read More

Navy ‘Very Comfortable’ With Plan To Sustain Current Ohio-Class SSBNs

Navy ‘Very Comfortable’ With Plan To Sustain Current Ohio-Class SSBNs

USS Nevada (SSBN-733) transits the Washington state Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Jan. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

USS Nevada (SSBN-733) transits the Washington state Puget Sound on its way to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Jan. 14, 2016. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s director of strategic systems programs said “we’re very comfortable” with the roadmap laid out to keep the aging Ohio-class ballistic submarine fleet meeting mission requirements until its replacements are built and commissioned. Read More

Department of Navy: Aviation Safety, Readiness Are Major Concerns

Department of Navy: Aviation Safety, Readiness Are Major Concerns

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopters. US Marine Corps

Marines and sailors with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 challenged each other to a competition when they launched seven CH-53E Super Stallions, five AH1 Cobras and one UH1 Huey helicopters. US Marine Corps

The state, readiness and safety of Marine Corps and Navy aviation were among the top concerns of Senate appropriators at a hearing Wednesday. Read More

Navy Establishes LCS Review Team To Look At Manning, Operations As Fleet Grows

Navy Establishes LCS Review Team To Look At Manning, Operations As Fleet Grows

The future Sioux City (LCS-11) at its christening and launch ceremony on Jan. 30, 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

The future Sioux City (LCS-11) at its christening and launch ceremony on Jan. 30, 2016. Lockheed Martin photo.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and acquisition chief Sean Stackley created a Littoral Combat Ship Review Team to help guide the program as the LCS fleet grows rapidly and deploys in numbers, according to a Feb. 29 memo obtained by USNI News. Read More