The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on Jan. 14 warning issues with a new digital design tool and further effects threatens the cost and schedule of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). The report, “Delivery Hinges on Timely and Quality Materials from ...

The Navy is trying to shift Aegis Ashore missile defense missions from the Navy to the Army, but the latter has not agreed to take the mission yet. Speaking at the virtual Surface Navy Association symposium on Monday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday argued to get the Navy to focus on ...

With the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) capacity to manufacture new nuclear weapon cores still a question mark, the Navy is studying whether the recently funded W93 submarine-launched ballistic missile warhead needs a brand new plutonium pit, the admiral in charge of the ...

A top Navy official confirmed the service aims to buy the first new Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) by late 2022 to help add maritime options to the future fleet. “My suspicion is that we’ll begin RDT&E next year. And that we are aiming at lead ship construction in FY ‘22. It’s ...

The Navy and Marine Corps are trying to quickly add new capabilities to help support Navy sea control and power projection missions, particularly arming amphibious vessels with anti-ship weapons. Marine Maj. Gen. Tracy King, Director, Expeditionary Warfare (OPNAV N95) said amphibious ships need to ...