MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in 2013. US Navy Photo
This post and its headline have been updated to reflect additional comments from the U.S. Navy.
The Navy will almost certainly select the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor to replace the Northrop Grumman C-2A Greyhound as its next carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft, according to a Jan. 5 memo signed by Department of the Navy leadership. Read More
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.). Naval Institute Photo
As the chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) has been both a booster and critic of the Navy’s quest to build more ships and its modernization efforts across its aviation, surface and submarine portfolios. Read More
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits in a strait transit formation with ships from Carrier Strike Group 12 on Sept. 20, 2014.
The U.S. Navy’s most technologically capable aircraft carrier left Naval Station Norfolk , Va. to start a series of exercises ahead of deployment later this year, the service announced last week. Read More
USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) departs Naval Station Norfolk for an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility on May 30, 2014. US Navy Photo
The guided missile destroyer USS James Williams (DDG-95) returned to homeport late last week following an eight-month deployment in which the senior leadership triad was removed at sea and later convicted of charges of dereliction of duty. Read More
The following is the command investigation of Destroyer Squadron 2 (DESRON 2) that resulted in the conviction for dereliction of duty for the former commander, executive officer and command master chief of USS James Williams (DDG-95) in October. The trio was removed from their posts in September. Read More
Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Adm. John Richardson on Feb. 2, 2014. US Navy Photo
WASHINGTON NAVY YARD — Development work for the reactor that will power the Navy’s next generation nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) was fully funded in the so-called Fiscal Year 2015 “cromnibus” that was signed into law last month, the head of the service’s Naval Reactors told USNI News on Friday. Read More
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will name the fifth Block IV Virginia-class nuclear attack boat (SSN-774) after the father of the nuclear submarine — Adm. Hyman Rickover, according to a Friday announcement from the Department of Defense. Read More
Tomahawk cruise missile launched from a MK 41 VLS tube on the USS Farragut (DDG-99) US Navy Photo
A little noticed December contract award for the missile launchers used as part of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Combat System gives hints to the direction of a potential $20 billion U.S. naval arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Read More
The following is Jan. 7, 2014 Department of Defense instruction that outlines the Pentagon’s Better Buying Power initiative. Read More
USS Kauffman (FFG-59) transits the Hudson River during Fleet Week 2011. US Navy Photo
UPDATE: USS Kauffman (FFG-59) began its final deployment, three days later than planned and left Naval Station Norfolk, Va. on Sunday, according to a statement from the Navy.
The final deployment for the Oliver Hazard Perry class of frigates begins today. Read More