Archive: Navy/USMC


Navy Budget Plans 46 More Ships Within Five Years, 30-Year Plan Expects 355 By 2050s

The U.S. Navy’s FY ’18 budget request and 30-year shipbuilding plan expects to have 34 additional ships in the inventory by FY 2023, but the service’s goal of reaching 355 ships extends into the 2050s at current rates if shipbuilding remains stable. The service currently fields 280 deployable battle force ships and submarines with about […]

Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. The cutter was built by the former Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company and was commissioned in 1977. Photo: Coast Guard

Navy Issues Notice For Potential Acquisition Of Three Heavy Icebreakers

The Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday issued an advance notice advertising the forthcoming release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to three heavy polar icebreakers. The icebreakers will be for the Coast Guard, which is asking Congress for $720 million in the FY ’19 budget request for construction of the first new […]

General Atomics Predator C. (Image: GeneralAtomics).

General Atomics MQ-25 Team Includes Boeing

General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced its MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier-based tanker offering on Tuesday, which includes competitor Boeing [BA]. The company said it has designed a “purpose-built” Stingray that is optimized for the tanking mission that will more than double the range of current carrier air wings. It said their offering “exceeds all […]


Navy 2019 Budget Request Has Modest Shipbuilding Increase, Extends Life Of Cruisers

This article was updated to reflect aircraft procurement. The Navy requested $21.9 billion to build 10 ships in the FY ’19 president’s budget request released today, a modest increase over the FY ’18 request. That shipbuilding request falls within the Navy and Marine Corps’ combined $58.5 billion procurement and the Department of the Navy’s $194.1 […]

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks at the Brookings Institution. (Photo by Marc Selinger/Defense Daily)

CNO Says 2019 Budget Will Push For Wholeness, Move Towards 355 Ship Fleet

The upcoming fiscal year 2019 budget request will continue the 2018 budget trend of wholeness to fund maintenance and readiness as well as increased ship procurement to reach the goal of 355 ship fleet, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) said last week. Adm. John Richardson said the Navy has been getting sharper definitions of […]

An artist's rendering of Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar on a destroyer. Image: Raytheon

Navy Releases RFP For Multi-Year DDG-51 Flight III Destroyers

The Navy on Thursday released a final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The RFP is a limited competition between current DDG-51 shipbuilders General Dynamics [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII]. The MYP continues production of the DDG-51 […]

The Navy's Readiness and Reform Oversight Council (RROC) organizational chart. (Image: U.S. Navy)

Navy Sets Up Oversight Council To Implement Reviews

The Navy on Jan. 30 established a council to oversee reforms and recommendations stemming from the reviews spurred by deadly Navy mishaps, the service said Feb. 2. The Navy is establishing the Readiness and Reform Oversight Council (RROC) “to oversee and ensure the implementation” of the Comprehensive Review (CR) and Strategic Readiness Review (SRR) recommendations. […]


Two Navy IT NGEN-R Teams Start To Take Shape

Two teams set to compete on the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete (NGEN-R) contract have officially announced their partnerships on Friday and Monday. Leidos [LDOS] said Monday it is working with IBM [IBM], Unisys [UIS], and Verizon’s [VZ] Enterprise Solutions to compete on the NGEN-R Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) program contract. […]

A Harpoon Block II + missile on the wing on an F/A-18 aircraft before a test launch in 2016. (Photo: Boeing)

State Department Okays $735 Million In Naval Missiles To Finland

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Finland for Harpoon Block II and Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSM) naval missiles worth $735 million total. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of both approvals on Monday. The first and larger sale covers $622 million for 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus […]