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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 […]


Littoral Combat Ship’s Survival in an Attack Questioned

Littoral Combat Ship’s Survival in an Attack Questioned

The Navy’s $23 billion Littoral Combat Ship is less able to survive an attack than other U.S. warships, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. Revised standards adopted for the vessel intended to operate in shallow coastal waters “continue to […]


US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military. In a ceremony on Tuesday, Michelle Howard was promoted to […]


Fire Scout UAV, Seahawk Tested on LCS 1

Fire Scout UAV, Seahawk Tested on LCS 1

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence-gathering […]


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 […]


Sikorsky Wins US Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

Sikorsky Wins US Navy Contract to Replace ‘Marine One’ Helicopter Fleet

The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to […]


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 […]


General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy today underscored its commitment to an advanced and adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $17.6 billion for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned […]


US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

US Navy deploys Standard Missile-3 Block IB for first time

In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. “The SM-3 Block IB’s completion of initial […]


 
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