Archive: Navy/USMC

An MH-60 Romeo flying near the USS Freedom (LCS-1). Photo: U.S. Navy

Congress Puts LCS Pressure On Navy, Says Layoffs Possible At Wisconsin Yard

A bipartisan set of Congress members from Michigan and Wisconsin are putting pressure on the Navy for its FY ’18 and ’19 acquisition of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), arguing without a better strategy one quarter of the Wisconsin LCS shipyard workforce might be laid off. Lawmakers sent a letter this week to Secretary of the […]

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Released.

Navy Establishes Organization To Permanently Oversee West Pacific Ship Readiness

The Navy formally established the Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific (CNSG WP) in Japan to oversee surface ship maintenance and certification of forward deployed naval forces in Japan (FDNF-J), the service said on Tuesday. CNSG WP succeeds the interim Detachment, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific, established last October. It was meant to help balance […]

Rendering of the Marine Corps Ship to Shore Connector, a replacement for the landing craft air cushion (LCAC) built by Textron.

Textron Starts At-Sea Testing For First Ship-to-Shore Connector

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Textron’s [TXT] Maritime and Land Systems’ Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) hovercraft started its first at-sea on-water testing, company officials told Defense Daily during the annual Sea Air Space Expo last week. The SSC is the next-generation Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), improving over the legacy craft with more powerful engines, a fly-by-wire […]

A Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1 impacts a target during a March 2016 flight test at Point Mugu Sea Test Range, Calif. (Photo: U.S. Navy).

Navy And Raytheon Integrate JSOW On F-35C

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon [RTN] finished the final developmental test to integrate the Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW-C) onto the F-35C, the company said Tuesday. This test occurred on the Navy’s China Lake range in California earlier this year and was the last before the missile moves to operational testing. The JSOW-C is on […]

The People's Liberation Army (Navy) hospital ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866), the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship  USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F310) maneuver into formation for a photo exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (U.S. Navy photo)

Navy Studying New Hospital Ship Needs, Has Made Plans For SLEP

The Navy has commissioned a Requirements Evaluations Team to examine what the future Navy fleet needs in a hospital ship and distributed hospital capability, top Navy officials said in a hearing last Thursday. James ‘Hondo’ Geurts, the assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, assured the House Armed Services subcommittee on Seapower […]

Screenshot from a video demonstrating General Atomics' proposed MQ-25 deck control  using a Predator C surrogate aircraft. (Image: General Atomics).

General Atomics Demonstrates Its Stingray Carrier Deck Handling

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) successfully demonstrated aircraft carrier deck handling with a surrogate MQ-25 Stingray, the company said Monday. Using a Predator C Avenger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a surrogate, the demonstration covered taxi capability and transition to the launch and recovery phases. This kind of test is meant to show the […]

U.S. AIR FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND (April 14, 2018) - U.S. Air Force maintenance Airmen and aircrews conduct final checks on a B-1 Bomber before launching to strike chemical weapons targets in Syria April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Released)

Air Force Shows Off Stealthy Long-Range JASSM-ER For First Time In Syria Strikes

Of the 105 weapons fired by U.S., British and French forces against Syria on April 14, 19 were a new version of the Lockheed Martin [LMT] Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles that had never previously been fired in combat. The extended-range JASSM, or JASSM-ER, missiles were fired on targets within Syria by two B-1B Lancer bombers. […]


Navy Eyes Second Flight Test For DoD Hypersonics Program

The U.S. Navy is preparing to conduct a second flight experiment of a hypersonic glide vehicle for the Department of Defense’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) program, which aims to develop non-nuclear hypersonic weapons, according to a service official. The first flight experiment (CPS FE-1), which the Navy conducted Oct. 30 from the Pacific Missile Range […]