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November 21, 2014 | Inside the Navy

NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy is "considering" a proposal to build the 12th San Antonio-class ship as a bridge to a future amphibious replacement fleet in light of congressional movement and a recent decision to base the new LX(R) platform on the LPD-17 hull form, according to a service official.

November 21, 2014 | Inside the Navy

NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy recently completed an early step in the acquisition process for a replacement fleet of amphibious landing craft and is awaiting a decision memorandum that will officially approve the preferred alternative, according to a service official.

November 21, 2014 | Inside the Navy

NORFOLK, VA -- The amphibious ship the Marine Corps will use for Joint Strike Fighter shipboard operational testing will come out of maintenance "shortly" and testing will be begin in May, according to a Navy official.

November 21, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's plan to defer construction work on the first in a class of new aircraft carriers until after the ship has delivered "obscures visibility" on the full cost of the carrier and will result in the delivery of an unfinished vessel, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

November 21, 2014 | Inside the Navy

NORFOLK, VA -- The Navy is currently drafting the requirements document for a new fleet of amphibious vessels to replace its aging dock landing ships and anticipates approval of that document by July, according to a service official.

November 17, 2014 | Daily News

Some Navy admirals specializing in surface warfare concur with a new study that suggests refocusing the surface force's ability to take and hold areas of ocean by destroying threats, rather than defending against missiles and torpedoes, according to an analyst pushing the concept.

November 14, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's plan to disestablish the National Defense Sealift Fund could open up competition for major ship components for the service's replacement fleet oiler TAO(X) to foreign manufacturers, potentially dealing a blow to the defense industrial base, according to representatives from one naval engine supplier.

November 14, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is evaluating whether to install the new Consolidated Afloat Network and Enterprise Service on future Littoral Combat Ships in place of the existing ship computer system due to cybersecurity concerns, according to a service official.

November 14, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The continued delay in the Navy's awarding of the primary construction contract for the next aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy, seriously threatens the viability of the carrier industrial base, according to one supplier.

November 07, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has approved recent reviews of the weight requirements for both the Freedom and Independence variants of the Littoral Combat Ship, to see if the ships are holding the line on those specifications, according to service officials.

November 07, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The president and chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries said he is "concerned" about the Navy's continued delay in awarding both the primary construction contract for the next aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy, and the advanced planning contract for refueling the carrier George Washington.

November 07, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A new Republican majority in Congress means the Navy will continue to have to make tough choices on what the priorities are in its 30-year shipbuilding plan, according to a Defense Department official and defense analysts.

November 06, 2014 | Daily News

The president and chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries said he is "concerned" about the Navy's continued delay in awarding both the primary construction contract for the next aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy, and the advanced planning contract for refueling the carrier George Washington.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Navy

In the Navy's first bi-annual report to Congress, the service's acquisition chief described steps the service is taking to minimize costs on the Virginia Payload Module as directed by the most recent appropriations act.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A new Navy task force recently stood up to holistically review the service's cyber posture is conducting assessments on a number of ship platforms to create an enduring framework the Navy can use to analyze and defend against future cybersecurity threats, service officials said late last week.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The lead ship in the Navy's $12 billion next-generation Zumwalt-class destroyer program is 92 percent complete and the team recently finished up activation of the ship's computer system, according to the program manager.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's ship-to-shore connector program has successfully completed production readiness review, the latest in a series of major milestones achieved by the program.

October 28, 2014 | Daily News

U.S. naval forces and coalition partners will experiment with the Joint High Speed Vessel as well as employ cyber tactics during an amphibious exercise focused on high-level crisis response operations that begins tomorrow, according to a Marine Corps official.

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Army

Citing concerns with outdated propulsion systems in its 34 Landing Craft Utility-2000 water vehicles, the service is looking to launch a service-life extension program for the vessels.

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy recently chartered a small team to propose a five-year plan for the service's new attack submarine program -- dubbed SSN(X) -- which will come online in 2034 in lieu of the eighth block of the Virginia-class submarine, according to a service official.

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