Archive: Navy/USMC

Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743). Photo: U.S. Navy

GAO Report: New Columbia-Class Technology Risks May Postpone Deployment Of Lead Submarine

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress found that several technologies for the Columbia-class submarine program need more development and testing to prevent cost and schedule delays that could delay deployment of the lead submarine beyond a 2031 deadline. Twelve Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are planned to replace the existing 14 Ohio-class vessels […]

Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Photo. U.S. Navy

Boeing Nabs $1.2 Billion Contract For 10 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Boeing [BA] a $1.2 billion modification to a firm-fixed-price cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build and deliver ten Lot 9 full-rate production P-8A Poseidon aircraft, according to a Dec. 20 contract announcement. The modification includes seven Poseidons for the U.S. Navy and three for Britain. The modification also provides for […]

The USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). Photo: U.S. Navy.

New CR Includes Billions For Missile Defense, Ship Repairs

The House of Representatives passed a new continuing resolution (CR) late Dec. 21 that would keep the federal government open until Jan. 19 and provide billions of dollars in emergency funding for missile defense and Navy ship repairs. The CR (H.R. 1370), which was headed to the Senate for its consideration, would provide about $4 […]

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on April 14, 2017, after returning from builder's sea trials. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

Lawmakers Push Two-Carrier Procurement

Over 100 members of Congress, led by the leadership of the House Armed Service Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, pushed Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday to request a dual aircraft carrier procurement for the next two aircraft carriers. In explaining the members’ interest in dual procurement for the next two Gerald R. […]

Sea Ceptor salvo firing trial using the Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) onboard the HMS Argyll. (Photo: MBDA)

Sea Ceptor Finishes British Firing Trials

The British Royal Navy successfully completed qualification firings of the Sea Ceptor air defense system, the last First of Class firing trials for the new system, builder MBDA said Wednesday. The Royal Navy and MBDA are developing the Sea Ceptor to provide air defense for the upcoming Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) frigate and […]

The U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS City of Bismarck (EPF-9) is launched in Mobile, Ala. On June 7, 2017. (Photo: David Stoltz, U.S. Navy).

Navy Takes Delivery Of Ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship

The U.S. Navy accepted the delivery of the ninth of 12 expeditionary fast transport vessels, the USNS City of Bismarck (EPF-9) on Tuesday. EPFs are shallow draft non-combat transport catamarans designed for personnel and cargo sealift mobility within a theater. They can be used when dealing with basic and degraded offload points. They can interface […]

Green Berets assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), enter and clear a room during a Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) training exercise near Stuttgart, Germany, Nov. 16, 2017.  The SFAUC exercise tests the Green Berets’ ability to lead direct action strikes in urban areas.  Urban combat is a skill 10th Group routinely trains on with multinational Special Operations partners. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Stevenson)

New Army, Marine Corps Manual Lays Out Plans For Future Urban Combat

With half the world’s population living in cities, both the Army and Marine Corps foresee intense urban combat as a likely element of future wars, leading to the publication of a new manual on how to fight those battles. In megacities, which will be home to 70 percent of the world’s population by 2050, the […]

Boeing's offering for the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aircraft carrier-based tanker program. (Photo: Boeing)

Boeing Unveils Its MQ-25 Unmanned Carrier Tanker Competitor

Boeing [BA] unveiled its competitor for the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier tanker program on Tuesday, revealing the first photo of the aircraft. The MQ-25 is geared for aircraft carrier-based aerial refueling to extend the combat range of the Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, and Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35C fighters. In the October […]

Test Pilot Jason Jewell discusses his experience with manning the UH-1H during its autonomous resupply mission with Aurora Flight Sciences' AACUS system. (Photo by Amy Kluber, Rotor and Wing International)

Marines Take Over Testing Of Robotic Resupply Helicopter

The Marine Corps will take over testing of an autonomous UH-1 Huey after a successful final test of the robotic aircraft on Dec. 13 in which it demonstrated the ability to perform combat resupply missions without a pilot. Developed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Aurora Flight Sciences, the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility […]

The Australian Navy’s HMAS Hobart (DDG-39) air warfare destroyer. (Photo: Royal Australian Navy)

Raytheon Completes Testing For Australian CEC Navy Sensor Net

Raytheon [RTN] finished the design, development, and testing of its Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system and is ready for U.S. Navy certification to use in international installation, the company said Wednesday. This sensor netting system distributes sensor-derived information to all CEC units. The CEC has been use on U.S. ships since the 1990s and is […]