THE PENTAGON — Cold War allies U.K., Norway and U.S. agreed on Thursday to more closely tie operations of the trio’s sub-hunting aircraft together and set the stage for joint efforts to hunt Russian submarines in the North Atlantic. Read More
Tag Archives: U.S. Navy
Report to Congress on China Naval Modernization
The following is the May 12, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities — Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Document: CNO Richardson Message Restoring Rating Titles
The following is the Dec 21, 2016 NAVADMIN message from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson that restores Navy rating titles to enlisted sailors. Read More
Navy to Restore Enlisted Rating Titles After Months of Criticism
The Navy is performing a brisk about-face on a controversial plan that shelved ratings titles for enlisted sailors, according to a message Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson that was set for release on Wednesday morning but was leaked on social media on Tuesday night. Read More
Opinion Roundup: After the Ratings
In late September, the Navy announced a major overhaul in how it classifies and addresses its enlisted sailors. As part of the restructure, the Navy eliminated the centuries old ratings system for sailors. The move replaced titles like Machinist’s Mate First Class and Boatswain’s Mate Second Class with an occupational specialty code and the generic address of Petty Officer.
The following is a selection of opinion pieces from the November issue of Proceedings and other outlets that discuss the service’s decision. Read More
Document: Statement on Trilateral Maritime Agreement Between U.S., U.K. and Japan
The following is an Oct. 20, 2016 statement signed by the heads of the U.S. and U.K. navies as well as the head of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) pledging increased cooperation. Read More
UPDATED: Navy Eliminating 241-Year-Old Rating System in New Enlisted Rank Overhaul
This post has been updated with additional information from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.
After more than 200 years, the Navy is making a fundamental change in how it will address its enlisted sailors, according to a notification on the new policy obtained by USNI News. Read More
Lockheed: SM-3 Block IIA Missile Shot Next Month Will Also Test New Aegis BMD Build
MOORESTOWN, N.J. – A planned October ballistic missile defense test from an Aegis destroyer will be the first outing for Lockheed Martin’s upgraded integrated air and missile defense software build, company officials told USNI News last week. Read More
Navy Awards Boeing Long Lead Contract for First 2 U.K. P-8A Poseidons
Boeing has been awarded a $68.4 million contract modification for long lead items for the first two P-8A Poseidons for the U.K. Royal Air Force, according to a Thursday Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
RIMPAC Tightens International Coalition in Pacific
ABOARD USS AMERICA, NEAR HAWAII – As the head of the Rim of the Pacific 2016 amphibious task force progresses through the exercise, the New Zealander works from an office aboard an American ship filled with Australians, Indonesians and other personnel from the across the Pacific.
And for Commodore James Gilmour, that’s just how Pacific operations should be. Read More