If confirmed, provide an audit of acquisitions or risk cuts and delays in funding, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) warned a pair of nominees to be top civilian leaders in the Navy. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee today questioned the Navy’s ability to ensure a smooth transition from the Littoral Combat Ship to the frigate program, given that current plans would force the Navy to award something akin to a block buy contract for 12 ships even before the first frigate is built and tested. Read More
The following is a Sept. 15 letter from Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) regarding the Navy’s review of the Littoral Combat Ship program. Read More
This post has been updated to include a statement from Sen. Jack Reed’s office.
Naval Air Systems Command awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $151 million to begin engineering the Navy variant of the V-22 Osprey, which the service will use as a carrier onboard delivery plane. Read More
The following is a Feb. 5, 2016 letter from Senate Armed Services Committee chair Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and ranking member Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) to U.S. Navy leadership on the Littoral Combat Ship program. Read More