U.S. Navy News
Marine Corps Force Design 2030 Keeps Some Heavy Armor & Calls for Agile, Fast, Flexible, Multi-Domain Force
The Corps’ Force Design 2030 represents a thinking shift for the Corps as it looks toward future threats likely to involve a clear need for amphibious, multi domain operations with vast expanses of ocean, islands and coastal areas.
High Speed Navy EPF Transport Vessel Could Deliver Tanks in Support of Amphibious Assault
“The EPF is designed to transport 600 short tons of military cargo 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots in Sea State 3.”
Navy Warships Will Fire “Glide Phase Interceptor” Weapons to Destroy Hypersonic Attacks
Early conceptual and computer simulation work on the Glide Phase Interceptor is being done in coordination with an emerging technology called Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HTBSS).
Navy Envisions 500-Ship Fleet Including 150 Drones
The massive expansion of drones is consistent with the Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations strategy which calls for a highly networked, force of manned and unmanned systems.
Navy Plans to Buy 22 New Undersea Drones
The Navy’s emerging fleet of undersea drones ranges from small semi-autonomous mine-hunting undersea drones up to the “Extra”-large Diameter Unmanned Undersea vehicles (XLDUUV) which are submarine-like and potentially armed with torpedoes.
Chief of Naval Operations Calls for a Fleet of 66 Attack Submarines
Clearly a big part of the impetus here is to close a submarine gap with China.
Navy Increases Amphibious Warfare Fleet Plans to Include 31 Ships & 18 Light Amphibious Warships
The flashpoints for potential conflict are numerous, ranging from Chinese-Japanese disputes over the Senkaku Islands to Chinese pressure on Taiwan to a possible clash in the South China Sea.
The US Navy Wants 1300 Sea-Launched 5th and 6th Generation Stealth Aircraft
A close reading of the text would clearly seem to suggest that 6th-generation stealth fighter aircraft may well launch from carriers much like the F-35C.
Navy Surges Ahead Building New High-Tech DDG 51 Flight III Destroyers
Flight III destroyers are engineered to ensure the US Navy fleet stays in front of the competition as the world threat equation evolves and China continues to quickly build a new fleet of high-tech Type 055 semi-stealthy destroyers.
Chief of Naval Operations Navigation Plan 2022 Calls for 12 Carriers
The largest factor in this decision may well pertain to China.
New Navy Plan Seeks 500-Ship Strong "Hybrid Fleet" Mix of Drones & Manned Vessels
The mixture of manned and unmanned platforms aligns fully with the Navy’s rapid development of a new fleet drone vessels to include Unmanned Surface Vehicles, Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicles and Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles.
Amphibious Operations: Ship-Launched MQ-8C Fire Scout Drone Massively Extends Future Warfighting Options
“Fire Scout is the Navy’s only unmanned helicopter with the ability to deploy from a ship or land with ISR&T at the extended range required for future warfighting,”
Navy May Expand Fire Scout Drone Missions into More Amphibious Operations, Sub-Hunting
The Navy and its industry partners are sharpening focus on its larger, more-capable successor ... the MQ-8C Fire Scout variant.
Operation Valiant Shield: Department of Defense Tracks & Destroys Decommissioned Ship
SINKEX featured a tightly synchronized sequence of live-fire events, demonstrating the joint forces' capability to deliver fires and effects in the maritime environment.
Navy Building Third Constellation-class Frigate - Goal is to Fast-Track 15 in 5 Years
The USS Chesapeake (FFG 64) will be tasked with destroying small swarming boat attacks, supporting carrier strike groups and attacking enemies with over-the-horizon missiles.
Navy Increases Usage of Expeditionary Sea Base Ships for Drone, Helicopter and Staging Activity
Expeditionary Sea Base ships can function as command and control hubs or motherships in position to dispatch small, high-speed attack units or even launch drones.
Navy Leads Industry Design Team for New DDGX Destroyer to Fight into 2060s
The DDG X Destroyer Warship envisions two 600kw lasers firing from the back of the ship, Rolling Airframe Missiles and the powerful long-range radar, the A/N SPY 6 v1 system.
New Nuclear Armed Columbia-Class Submarines Will Fire Stealthy Mk 48 Torpedoes
The Pentagon explains its now emerging Columbia-class submarines are the number 1 acquisition priority across the DoD
How Stealthy are the Navy's Zumwalt-class Destroyers?
Looking at the ship’s exterior, there are very few observable sensors, weapons, antenna or other structures, something which aligns with engineering techniques used to build stealth aircraft.
US & Japan Conduct Sophisticated Communications and Anti-Submarine Exercises
The exercises, which included US units from Commander, Destroyer Squadron 15 (DESRON) and Japan’s JS Teruzuki, sought to solidify the US-Japanese deterrence posture in the Pacific theater
Navy Commissions Second Block IV Virginia-class Attack Submarine
Block IV Virginia-class submarines are an interesting bridge between the massively upgraded Block III boats and the in development Block V Virginia Payload Modules boats
Navy Powers Offense with Hypersonic Weapons
The Army plans to field its ground-mobile Long Range Hypersonic Weapon by 2023 and the Navy says its on track to deploy its Conventional Prompt Strike on destroyers by 2025.
How the US Navy Can Fast-Track Building 500 Warships: Warrior Maven Exclusive Interview
A Warrior Maven Exclusive Interview with Industry Experts: David Forster, Chairman, Amphibious Warship Industrial Base Coalition & Rick Giannini, Chairman, Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition
Navy Aims to Build 15 Constellation-class Frigates In 5 Years
The Constellation will come in at 496 feet and displace 7,300 tons. The frigate’s size and weight are, by design, intended to fit between littoral combat ships and DDG 51 destroyers
Navy Fires Hypersonic Missile "Prototype," Travels 109 Miles in 2 Minutes
The US Navy has had a breakthrough - it fired a hypersonic weapon 109 nautical miles in two minutes, a massive development