The Navy took delivery of a new Lewis B. Puller-class Expeditionary Sea Base ship, the service announced this week. Read More
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Navy Destroyer Modernization Program Could Cost $17B, Take Up to 2 Years Per Hull
ARLINGTON, Va. – The plan to upgrade the Navy’s fleet of Flight IIA Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyers with new radars and electronic warfare suites is estimated to cost about $17 billion and take anywhere from a year and a half to two years to upgrade each warship, USNI News has learned. Read More
NASSCO Lays Keel for Future Expeditionary Sea Base USS Robert E. Simanek
General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company recently laid the keel for the Navy’s next Expeditionary Sea Base, the service announced today. Read More
Navy Commissions USS Miguel Keith in California
The Navy’s latest Expeditionary Sea Base ship officially entered the fleet on Saturday. Read More
General Dynamics CEO Says Electric Boat Ready To Meet ‘Increased Demand’ for Submarines
General Dynamics is equipped to meet the Navy’s “increased demand” for submarines, the company’s chief executive officer told investors on Wednesday. Read More
Construction Starts on Future Oiler USNS John Lewis
Construction started Thursday on the first of the Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oiler, the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205).
Congress Presses SECDEF Mattis on U.S. Navy Path to 355 Ships
Seapower leaders on the House Armed Services Committee pressed Pentagon leaders Monday night to explain why the president’s 2018 budget request does not put the Navy on a path to have a fleet of 355 ships. Read More
Shipbuilders Want Predictable Budgets, Multi-Year Deals to Build the U.S. Navy’s 355 Ship Fleet
U.S. shipbuilding industry could support the Navy’s ambitious plan to quickly grow the fleet to 355 ships, but would need help through stable and predictable funding, including more use of multi-year and block-buy contracts and advanced procurement funding, three top industry executives said on Wednesdays. Read More
DoN $180B Budget Request Emphasizes Readiness; Reduces Spending on Ships, Aircraft
This post has been updated following Pentagon and Navy press briefings on the FY 2018 budget.
THE PENTAGON – The Department of the Navy’s $180-billion budget request sets out to improve overall readiness of the Navy and the Marine Corps while making only modest asks for new aircraft and ships. Read More
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Set to Answer Lingering Navy Acquisition Questions
Since the last Pentagon budget request 15 months ago there’s been a presidential election, a seven-month continuing resolution, a supplemental spending bill, promises from the new administration for a military spending spree, vows from inside the Pentagon to rebuild readiness and multiple studies looking at what a future naval fleet should look like.
In the churn leading up to this week’s release of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, questions still remain on the Navy’s acquisition and readiness plans. The following is a list of important policy and acquisition issues that Navy officials have declined to comment on but have assured USNI News and the public that answers would be found in the budget request. Read More