Navy Aims to Install Over-the-Horizon Missile on Littoral Combat Ship by End of 2016

Navy Aims to Install Over-the-Horizon Missile on Littoral Combat Ship by End of 2016

A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a Sept. 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California. US Navy photo.

A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a Sept. 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California. US Navy photo.

PENTAGON – The Navy hopes to have an over-the-horizon missile on a Littoral Combat Ship by the end of the year, the service’s surface warfare director told USNI News on Thursday. Read More

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

The sea services can “make mountains move” when confronting anti-ship missiles or torpedo threats to aircraft carriers, but what the Department of the Navy wants from Congress “is the ability to take those risks” in experimenting and prototyping more quickly to meet emerging needs, the Navy’s top acquisition official told the House Armed Services Committee Thursday. Read More

Pentagon Approves RFP For Ohio Replacement Program Design

Pentagon Approves RFP For Ohio Replacement Program Design

An undated artist's rendering of the Ohio Replacement. Naval Sea Systems Command Image

An undated artist’s rendering of the Ohio Replacement. Naval Sea Systems Command Image

This post has been updated to include additional information from the Navy.

The Navy will soon release the request for proposals (RFP) for the design of the Ohio Replacement Program ballistic missile submarine, after the Defense Department approved the RFP release. Read More

Opinion: SECDEF Carter's Plan to Trim U.S. Navy Fleet Size is Dangerous

Opinion: SECDEF Carter’s Plan to Trim U.S. Navy Fleet Size is Dangerous

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the background as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey on Nov. 5, 2015. DoD Photo

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) in the background as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey on Nov. 5, 2015. DoD Photo

A version of this post originally appeared on Observer.com.

The United States Navy just struck an iceberg. It won’t sink the fleet, but it will damage its ability to deter emerging global conflicts. And one of those challenges became more apparent last week when the Chinese announced it was building its second aircraft carrier. Read More