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NAVSEA: Navy ‘Struggling’ to Get Attack Subs Out of Repairs on Time as Demand Increases

NAVSEA: Navy ‘Struggling’ to Get Attack Subs Out of Repairs on Time as Demand Increases

USS Jefferson City (SSN-759) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 8, 2021, as it heads to Naval Station Guam for a homeport shift. US Navy Photo

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Less than a third of the Navy’s attack submarines have made it out of maintenance on time in the last decade as demand for the boats remain high, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command said on Wednesday. Read More

Trial Begins for Alleged Bonhomme Richard Arsonist

Trial Begins for Alleged Bonhomme Richard Arsonist

An MH-60S Knight Hawk helicopter from the Merlins of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 provides aerial firefighting support to fight the fire aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) on July 14, 2020. US Navy Photo

NAVAL BASE, SAN DIEGO, Calif. – To military prosecutors, the fire that led to a 2020 conflagration that destroyed a multi-billion dollar amphibious warship was “a mischievous act of defiance” by a young sailor angry that he dropped from Navy SEAL training. Read More

Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Returns From 9-Month Mediterranean Deployment

Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Returns From 9-Month Mediterranean Deployment

A sailor assigned to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) greets family after returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., U.S. 6th Fleet. US Navy Photo

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) pulled into port in Norfolk, Va., after more than nine months operating in the Mediterranean Sea – the longest a U.S. aircraft carrier has operated continuously in U.S. European Command in more than 20 years. Read More

Chinese Alloy in F-35 Parts Not Likely Security, Safety Risk, Says Pentagon Acquisition Chief

Chinese Alloy in F-35 Parts Not Likely Security, Safety Risk, Says Pentagon Acquisition Chief

An F-35B Lightning II aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, sits aboard amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA-7) on June 10, 2022. US Navy Photo

THE PENTAGON — Although the results of an investigation are pending, it’s unlikely that a Chinese alloy built into a magnet connected to the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter’s engine presents a security risk or safety issue to the operational aircraft, the chief weapons buyer for the Defense Department told USNI News on Friday. Read More