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May 06, 2019 | Daily News

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson today said the "environment" indicated the Navy should overturn its decision to retire a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier nearly two decades early.

May 06, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy last summer conducted a fly-off of three different long-range, satellite-guided rounds originally designed for ground forces as part of a continuing analysis to give service leaders options for how to extend the reach of the 5-inch guns on destroyers and cruisers to best support Marine Corps operations ashore.

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is confronting a welcome challenge -- what to do with a new radar that is three times better than expected. Government testers recently completed developmental evaluation of the SPY-6(V)1 radar and concluded the new, Raytheon-built sensor is nearly 100 times more sensitive than the legacy SPY-1 radar, built by Lockheed Martin.

May 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Marine Corps is not currently “sized, structured, and resourced” to fully achieve the Trump administration’s new National Defense Strategy, according to the general tapped to serve as the next commandant.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

A high-energy laser destined for an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is set to undergo a critical design review in early 2020, and is on track to be delivered to the Navy in May 2021, according to the weapon's prime contractor.

May 02, 2019 | Daily News

A high-energy laser destined for an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is set to undergo a critical design review later this year, and is on track to be delivered to the Navy in May 2021, according to the weapon's prime contractor.

May 01, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin today revealed an independent research and development effort to increase the ammunition capacity of the Air Force and Navy variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

In the absence of supplemental funding from Congress, the Air Force will uphold its planned halt on all new rebuilding efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, which was destroyed in a category 5 hurricane in October.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer today acknowledged risk in the service’s goals for the Columbia-class submarine program, noting the Navy is working to alleviate concerns.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy estimates a new multimission auxiliary ship meant to recapitalize the aging Ready Reserve Force could cost “more than $1 billion,” according to policy questions sent by Senate lawmakers to the nominee to be the next chief of naval operations.

April 30, 2019 | Daily News

Vice President Mike Pence told sailors aboard the Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) today the service will not retire the aircraft carrier, despite the Pentagon’s push to opt out of the vessels’ mid-life refueling and complex overhaul.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

During at-sea testing later this year, the Office of Naval Research plans to experiment with a high-energy laser's ability to conduct a secondary surveillance mission in addition to disabling small surface craft and unmanned aerial systems.

April 26, 2019 | Daily News

The Office of Naval Research's Medium Displacement Unmanned Surface Vehicle experienced three "mechanical or electrical" issues during a transit to Hawaii last fall, requiring a human to board the ship before it reached its destination.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

A new Government Accountability Office report claims that the F-35 program's faulty planning and allocation of spare parts has contributed to an inability to meet warfighter requirements, and offers eight recommendations to improve the program's supply chain management.

April 25, 2019 | Daily News

The Navy is readying the Barracuda mine neutralizer for a preliminary design review in June, advancing development of a next-generation capability that is slated to be part of a new unmanned and autonomous technology package to clear contested waters for aircraft carrier strike groups and other surface combatants, executing in hours tasks that now can take weeks.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon has officially stopped producing an annual aviation inventory and funding plan which had been sent to Congress after delivery of the president's budget for nearly a decade, denying defense aviation wonks a key resource in scrutinizing the U.S. military's long-term investment about the approximately 14,000 aircraft flown and operated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

April 24, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics, Boeing's defense business and Northrop Grumman today all reported sales boosts in the most recent quarter.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department supports the majority of reforms recommended by a congressionally mandated panel, but says many of the group's proposals require further research or lawmaker intervention, according to a report signed by Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord.

April 23, 2019 | Daily News

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin ended the Defense Department's long-standing contract with a group of high-level scientists known as JASON because he felt the group wasn’t worth funding anymore, arguing DOD would be better off using other avenues for independent technical analysis, according to government officials.

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