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Hagel Visits First Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

Hagel Visits First Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the not-yet-launched Zumwalt-class destroyer he toured here today “represents the cutting edge of our naval capabilities.” The ship, now known as the Pre-Commissioning Unit, or PCU, Zumwalt, will become the USS Zumwalt, named for former […]


Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Christened At Newport News Shipbuilding

Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Christened At Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division today christened Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. “There is perhaps no more visible or powerful representation of America’s military strength than […]


First Zumwalt Class Destroyer Launched

First Zumwalt Class Destroyer Launched

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navy’s newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations […]


Ingalls-Built Somerset (LPD 25) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

Ingalls-Built Somerset (LPD 25) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the amphibious transport dock Somerset (LPD 25) returned from successful U.S. Navy acceptance sea trials on Sept. 20. The company’s ninth ship in the San Antonio (LPD 17) class returned to the company’s […]


US Navy commander sacked in widening bribery scandal

US Navy commander sacked in widening bribery scandal

A US naval commander has been sacked over his alleged links to an elaborate bribery scandal that involved prostitutes, luxury travel and multimillion-dollar government contracts, officials said Friday. Captain Daniel Dusek, commanding officer of the USS Bonhomme Richard based at […]


Why Fielding Fewer Than Twelve Ballistic Missile Subs Could Be Disastrous For America

Why Fielding Fewer Than Twelve Ballistic Missile Subs Could Be Disastrous For America

On October 1, the Capitol Hill weekly Roll Call ran a ridiculous commentary by an anti-nuclear activist arguing that the Navy was seeking a budgetary “bailout” at the expense of its sister services to buy more ballistic-missile submarines than it […]


US Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS Coronado (LCS 4)

US Navy Accepts Delivery of the Future USS Coronado (LCS 4)

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard here Sept. 27. Coronado is the fourth littoral combat ship (LCS) to deliver to the Navy, the second of the Independence […]


Philippines, US to hold war games near South China Sea

Philippines, US to hold war games near South China Sea

The Philippines and the United States will begin war games near disputed South China Sea waters this week, showcasing fast-expanding military ties and likely further stoking tensions with China. The annual exercises, which involve 2,300 marines from both sides, will […]


Undersea Domain Operating Concept Approved by Chief of Naval Operations

Undersea Domain Operating Concept Approved by Chief of Naval Operations

The Chief of Naval Operations recently approved the Undersea Domain Operating Concept (UDOC) to ensure the U.S. Navy maintains undersea superiority into the future. Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) worked with commander, Submarine Forces and other stakeholders to develop this […]


 
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