The commander of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) this week explained the difficulties the Navy is having in maintaining its cruisers and how that informs service plans for the future fleet. The Navy has worked to modernize and extend the life of two sets of Ticonderoga-class cruisers, first 10 ...

The Navy must balance the capabilities of legacy platforms like cruisers while conducting modernization and building new capabilities, House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) said Wednesday. “There’s always going to be a ...

Naval Sea System Command’s (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers this week released an updated 2021-2025 Strategic Plan aiming to modernize infrastructure, develop capabilities in emerging technology, and transform business processes to move faster. The Warfare Centers serve as the Navy’s principal research, ...

The State Department on Monday approved a potential $1.7 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the Aegis Combat System (ACS) to Canada for use in its new Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sale on Monday as well. Canada ...

The Navy awarded Swiftships LLC a $59 million modification exercising an option to build another five Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1700-class vessels. This award covers LCUs 1707 through 1711. Work will occur at the company’s facility in Morgan City, La. and is expected to be finished by November ...