A top House Armed Services Committee member this week argued the Defense Department’s top line budget process that divides funding among the services constrains the ability of the Navy to build a larger fleet. “I feel that…it’s all constrained by this process of a top line. This is what ...

A top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee recently said while she sees some utility in unmanned surface vessels (USVs), she does not see a big place for them in the near term while the Navy’s top officer said testing is helping teach how to use and operate USVs in the real world. “I [ ...

The Chief of Naval Operations recently said the Navy will retain a lead on designing the next destroyer, DDG(X), and compared the effort to the transition from the Ticonderoga-class cruisers to the current Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers. As the Navy learns from moving forward with the ...

The Navy decommissioned the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Coronado in a ceremony at San Diego on Sept., 14 after only eight years of service. The Navy characterized LCS-4 as a test and training ship that helped determine the operational configuration and deployment ...

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on Wednesday said the defense industry is not ready to build up to three Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers, even while Congress is looking to pass legislation allowing the Navy to buy that many. “So right now, the Congress, at least in the current budget ...