The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) finished builder’s trials on Feb. 22, the Navy said Monday. DDG-119’s shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding Division conducted the trials while the ship was underway in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

The Defense Department has moved directed energy (DE) funds out of the Missile Defense Agency and consolidated them under the office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, OUSD(R&E) led by Michael Griffin. DE is an example of shifting priorities within the department, ...

The Defense Department plans to use the proposed Mk 7 W93 submarine-launched nuclear ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead to eventually replace the current W76 and W88 warheads without increasing the size of the nuclear stockpile, according to a Department of Defense senior official. The U.S. currently ...