Littoral Combat Ships

The US Navy faces 'a huge liability' in countering one of Iran's favorite and most dangerous weapons

In the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the nuclear deal signed with Iran and five other countries in 2015, Tehran has responded with one of its most frequent threats: Closing the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow channel in the Persian Gulf through which roughly 30% of world's oil …

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Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Frigate (FFG(X)) Program

<i>The following is the July 31, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Frigate (FFG(X)) Program: Background and Issues for Congress.</i><p>From the …

Military

President Signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Ceremony

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act provides $700 billion to the Defense Department and paves the way for the most significant …

Military

Rebuilding America’s “Unmatched Power”

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday.<p>Congress approved $24.1 billion for shipbuilding including funding …

Trump Administration

The Navy Wants Lots of Ship-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia or China

As recently as 2016 the Navy’s warships were badly out-gunned by Russian and Chinese ships. In 2018, the U.S. fleet was on the cusp of reversing that …

Military

Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Ship Naming Conventions

<i>The following is the Aug. 2, 2018 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Ship Names: Background for Congress.</i><p>From the report:<p>Names for Navy …

Military

The Navy Is Going To War Against Mines

Could new technology make them obsolete? The Navy can now use sonar and video-guided underwater warheads to attack and destroy enemy sea mines at the …

Military

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) - Nasa's Launch Communications Ground Segment for the 21st Century Florida Spaceport [STUB]

Nasa's Launch Communications Ground Segment for the 21st Century Florida Spaceport [STUB]<p>NTRS Full-Text:<p>Click to View [PDF Size: 1.8 MB]<p>Author and …

Space Exploration

GenDyn receives contract for LCS yard work

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works has received a $33.6 million contract to exercise Option Year Four for yard support services for the Littoral Combat …

General Dynamics

US Navy ship named Charleston heads toward active duty

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says that a littoral combat ship named Charleston has completed its last major in-water systems check and is headed toward active duty.<p>The Post and Courier reported Monday that the USS Charleston will report for active duty in San Diego, California, in the next …

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Dario Deste Named Fincantieri Marine Group's New CEO

After a successful six‐year tenure as Fincantieri Marine Group’s President and CEO, Francesco Valente has announced his intention to step‐down from …

Coast Guard

Latest Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy’s latest Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS <i>Charleston</i>, successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on July …

Military

Navy Exchange Text Coupons

The old Hunters Point Naval Shipyard is contaminated with radioactivity and industrial pollutants.<p>The Pentagon's watchdog agency criticized the …

Military

A pair of Austal ships ace acceptance trials

Two ships built at Austal USA’s Mobile Alabama shipyard cleared the last major hurdle before joining the fleet last week.<p>The expeditionary fast …

Military

How Effective is the LCS Mine Detection Package? Navy, IG Disagree

The Pentagon's watchdog agency criticized the Navy's management of a new mine detection system for its littoral combat ships, prompting a response …

Military

F-22, Bombers and Missile Submarines: 5 U.S. Weapons of War Israel Can Only Wish It Had

Israel can’t have quite everything that it would like, despite the continued good relationship with the United States and its arms industry. Here are …

Israel

Doug Jones plans health care swing through Alabama

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones plans to travel Alabama this month to discuss health care issues, a major wing of Democrats’ offense heading into the …

Health Care

'Sinking' Feeling: China Erodes America's Submarine Advantage

As Chinese aerial ASW improves, moreover, US submarines should perhaps be equipped with weaponry to strike back against the rapidly growing force of …

Military

The US Navy’s upgraded Harpoon ship-killer missile is in line for a boost from Congress

WASHINGTON — Planned upgrades to the U.S. Navy’s current anti-ship missile are in line for a big cash windfall, courtesy of Capitol Hill.<p>Boeing’s …

Military

FastShip or Slow Boat? Patents Expired Before Ship “Manufactured”

Article ByThomas DaMarioMcDermott Will & Emery IP UpdateAddressing for the first time the meaning of “manufactured” for the purposes of 28 USC § …

United States

Congress on track to approve 3 LCS contracts for 2019

In what may bode well for Mobile-based shipbuilder Austal USA, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved a defense spending bill that includes …

Military

FY 2019 Defense Authorization Bill Passed by House

USS Minnesota (SSN-783) under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2012. US Navy Photo<p>The Navy and Marine Corps policies and priorities for …

Military

How the Navy Lost the Battle for the South China Sea (In a Simulator)

So what happenned? Simple: It all went very wrong for the U.S. Navy in a simulated slugfest with China. <i>The LCS is the Navy’s handyman, capable of</i> …

Military

The US Navy is testing an aerial laser that can detect underwater mines, and it could change naval warfare

The US Navy used an MH-60S helicopter-mounted laser system to scan and detect underwater mine-like targets during the ongoing multi-national Rim of the Pacific exercise, marking the first operational use of an emerging technology bringing much faster detection and a wider Field of View to …

Military

F-35 Transfers to Turkey Held Back Under U.S. Defense Measure

Transfers to Turkey of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 would be barred temporarily under a compromise defense policy measure agreed to on Monday, …

Jim Mattis

Lockheed's highest-ever F-35 production target fuels surge in profit

Lockheed Martin's push to meet its most ambitious target yet for production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helped drive profit 22 percent higher in …

Aviation

The U.S. Army Is Learning to Take Out Warships Again

Adversaries with powerful, capable navies are forcing the Army to look seaward again.<p>More than half a century after it gave up the mission, the U.S. Army is once again learning to keep enemy fleets at bay using modern firepower. During the July 2018 exercise to sink the ex-USS <i>Racine</i>, a Army crew …

Military

Raytheon receives $64.4 million contract for MK-31 missiles

July 23 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems out of Tucson, Ariz., has received a $64.4 million contract for design and engineering services for the …

Military

Fincantieri Wins Contract for Saudi Multi-Mission Surface Combatant

The United States government awarded to a Lockheed Martin-led team, which includes Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), an Undefinitized Contract …

Military

Step aboard the USS Coronado, part of the troubled LCS class

The US Navy announced in April that it may not deploy any littoral combat ships this year because of maintenance problem

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