The Navy has issued a draft request for proposal to design and build its planned class of 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)). Read More
A Pentagon budget plan to sideline an aircraft carrier, rather than refuel it, and redirect money for other defense priorities would save just $16.9 million in Fiscal Year 2020, USNI News has learned. Read More
An earlier version of this story referred to 67 U.S. Army general officer nominations when in fact these were 67 general officer job announcements. The Army typically only announces general officer job assignments.
The Pentagon in Fiscal Year 2019 has announced the nomination or assignment of a combined 256 general officers for the Air Force, Army and Marine Corps – and one Navy admiral. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Artificial intelligence could be used not only for faster decision-making on the battlefield but also for faster training as the Navy inserts more weapons and tools onto ships and aircraft, the Navy’s top weapons buyer said last week. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Marine Corps wants to select and field a long-range anti-ship missile “as fast as possible” to support the Navy in a fight for sea control, the commandant told USNI News. Read More
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Navy needs to “radically change” the way it does business if it wants to survive in an era of military competition with Russia and China, the service’s number-two civilian said on Wednesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON – The Navy is pushing a series of education reforms to better train enlisted sailors and officers to face the increasing military capability posed by near-peer competitors and to fight complex, high-end wars. Read More
This post has been updated to include a statement by Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran.
The late Paul Allen’s research team discovered the wreckage of World War II’s USS Hornet (CV-8), the aircraft carrier that launched the Doolittle Raid and participated in the Battle of Midway before being sunk in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands by Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and ship-launched torpedoes. Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chief of naval operations upped his rhetoric regarding Russian and Chinese “gray-zone” aggression, saying the Navy needed to put pressure on Russia instead of passively reacting to the European competitor and calling for more “muscular” enforcement of rules of the sea when it comes to China. Read More
This post was updated to include a statement from U.S. Fleet Forces Command and additional details about damage to the ships.
A U.S. guided-missile cruiser and Navy resupply ship have collided off the coast of Florida during a training exercise on Tuesday, USNI News has learned. Read More