Hollande: French Carrier Charles de Gaulle Leaves for Middle East on Thursday

Hollande: French Carrier Charles de Gaulle Leaves for Middle East on Thursday

French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). French Navy Photo

French carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91). French Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a revised schedule for deployment of French carrier Charles de Gaulle.

France is sending its nuclear aircraft carrier to the Middle East on Thursday for its second deployment this year against the combined forces of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, president François Hollande told the French parliament during an emergency Monday meeting. Read More

Carrier USS Harry S. Truman to Deploy to Middle East on Monday

Carrier USS Harry S. Truman to Deploy to Middle East on Monday

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) gets underway in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015. US Navy Photo

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) gets underway in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015. US Navy Photo

A previous version of this post had the incorrect hull number for carrier Harry S. Truman.

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) — centered on nuclear aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) — is slated to depart Naval Station Norfolk on Monday to join the U.S. led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL). Read More

NAVSEA Working Towards Cyber Detection, Protection Tool For Shipboard Systems

NAVSEA Working Towards Cyber Detection, Protection Tool For Shipboard Systems

The Navy will begin certifying machinery control systems as being cyber safe prior to deployments, much like the service does for its combat systems, NAVSEA's chief engineer said. US Navy photo.

The Navy will begin certifying machinery control systems as being cyber safe prior to deployments, much like the service does for its combat systems, NAVSEA’s chief engineer said. US Navy photo.

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and the Navy as a whole are working on several documents to spread cybersecurity awareness to the acquisition community and the fleet. Read More

Navy, Industry Working Through DDG-51 Flight III Detail Design; Draft RFP For Ship Construction Released

Navy, Industry Working Through DDG-51 Flight III Detail Design; Draft RFP For Ship Construction Released

The first grand blocks of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) are erected on the building ways at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

The first grand blocks of the future USS John Finn (DDG 113) are erected on the building ways at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss. Huntington Ingalls Industries photo.

WASHINGTON NAVY YARD – The Navy and two shipbuilders are moving forward with the Flight III upgrade to the Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers (DDG-51), which adds an air and missile defense radar to the ship class starting this fiscal year. Read More

Analyst: Doomsday Nuclear Torpedo Leak Gives Insight to Russian Strategic Mindset, Ballistic Missile Defense Anxiety

Analyst: Doomsday Nuclear Torpedo Leak Gives Insight to Russian Strategic Mindset, Ballistic Missile Defense Anxiety

A briefing slide of the alleged Status-6 nuclear torpedo captured from Russian television via the BBC

A briefing slide of the alleged Status-6 nuclear torpedo captured from Russian television via the BBC

A proposed Russian submarine launched doomsday weapon — the existence of which was almost certainly leaked by the Kremlin — gives clues to the Russian mindset for the development of new strategic weapons in the face of the West’s increasing ballistic missile defense capability and Russia’s shrinking national assets, a naval analyst told USNI News on Thursday. Read More