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The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun […]


Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

Laser Weapon Being Readied for Marine Vehicles

As the Navy prepares to deploy its first laser weapon on a ship later this summer, Office of Naval Research (ONR) officials announced June 11 that they have finished awarding contracts to develop a similar weapon to be used on […]


Mine Countermeasures Ship Replacements Depart for Japan

Mine Countermeasures Ship Replacements Depart for Japan

The Avenger class mine countermeasure ships USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Chief (MCM 14) were loaded onto the ocean-going heavy lift ship as final preparations are made to get underway for their new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, May 31, […]


USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there. To enhance the security of the European region, two additional […]


Jordan Buys US Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System

Jordan Buys US Navy’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System

The U.S. Navy signed an agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan April 14 for the first international sale of the Department’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS). The initial Foreign Military Sale (FMS) includes procurement of the weapons as […]


Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events with the X-47B over the next […]


US Navy Frigate Arrives in Romania

US Navy Frigate Arrives in Romania

The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit, April 28. Taylor’s presence in Romania reaffirms to NATO allies that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to […]


US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) […]


US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

US Navy to Deploy Electromagnetic Railgun Aboard JHSV

The U.S. Navy plans to install and test a prototype electromagnetic railgun aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016, the service announced today. This test will mark the first time an electromagnetic railgun (EM railgun) has been […]


 
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