The following is the Aug 16, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Defense industry leaders expect Fiscal Year 2019 – which starts Oct. 1 – to be the crest of the current defense spending cycle, with many insiders expecting a downward slide to a funding trough to start as early as FY 2020.
Rear Adm. David Goggins took command as Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Submarines late last week, replacing the retiring Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley. Read More
The current director of Joint Staff has been tapped to lead the U.S. combatant command in the Middle East, according to a Wednesday Pentagon announcement. Read More
The following is the Aug. 1, 2018, Congressional Research Service report, Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Aug. 3, 2018 Congressional Research Report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post has been updated to include an Aug. 22 statement by the Navy.
When the president signed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act last week, most of the contents of the 788 pages of legislation would take some time to go into effect.
Last year, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) collided with a merchant ship while approaching Singapore, an incident that resulted in the death of 10 sailors and prompted the Navy to take a hard look at how it operates and trains crews on forward-deployed ships.
The next phase of the Navy’s effort to replace its decades-old ALQ-99 jamming systems on its fleet of electronic warfare aircraft is in a holding pattern amid a protest from a company cut from the competition, USNI News has learned. Read More
A retired captain and former 7th Fleet official pocketed at least $145,000 in exchange for steering Navy ships to ports where a foreign defense contractor managed port husbanding services, a federal grand jury alleged in an indictment issued Friday in San Diego in the latest in the ongoing probe into Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Read More