Late last week, as the official motion picture trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick” raced around social media, among the questions without easy answer was how was Pete “Maverick” Mitchell still feeling the need for speed as a 57-year-old captain with 30-plus years of service? Read More
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Report to Congress on Hypersonic Weapons
The following is the July 11, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Hypersonic Weapons: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Lockheed Martin Working $2.5B in Hypersonic Weapon Contracts
Lockheed Martin is working through $2.5 billion in military contracts to develop a variety of hypersonic weapons in a bid to catch up with developments from China and Russia, company chief executive Marillyn Hewson said during a Tuesday earnings calls. Read More
Marine Task Force, USNS Stockham Team Up For Training, Engagements in Indo-Pacific
A task force of Marines and sailors recently deployed to islands in Oceania, assisted by a Navy maritime prepositioning cargo ship that added to the growing list of places where the Marine Corps stretched its global reach in 2018. Read More
Navy Begins Temporary Senior and Master Chief Promotions for Critical Billets
In an attempt to retain vital enlisted personnel expertise in engineering, training and aircraft maintenance, the Navy is starting a pilot program that temporarily promotes sailors to senior and master chief ranks.
Navy, Marine Corps Must Now Account for Logistics in Exercises, Wargames
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Future Navy and Marine Corps war games and exercises will include delivering supplies and personnel to contested environments with the goal of gaining an understanding of how using logistics wins fights. Read More
Air Force: Multi-Domain Battles Requires New Mindset to Coordinate Future Air, Land, Sea Forces
Planning for a multi-domain battle is how the U.S. military will keep its superiority but doing so requires a new mindset in the Pentagon and out in the field, said the Air Force’s air combat commander.
VIDEO: USS Rafael Peralta Commissioning Ceremony
The following is the July 29, 2017 commissioning ceremony of the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif. Read More
Second Arleigh Burke Restart Destroyer Rafael Peralta to Commission on Saturday
A previous version of this post mislabeled the iteration of the Aegis combat system on Peralta. It will field Baseline 9D, not Baseline 9C.
Guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) will formally join the Navy fleet following a commissioning ceremony on Saturday. Read More
Navy Commissions First Arleigh Burke Restart Destroyer USS John Finn
The first of a new line of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers (DDG-51) commissioned in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a ceremony on Saturday. Read More