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October 24, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries is reaffirming its support for a proposal to build LPD-28 as a bridge to the LX(R) replacement fleet, in light of a recent decision memorandum laying out the Navy's determination that a design based on the LPD-17 San Antonio-class hull form is the preferred alternative for LX(R).

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has begun putting money toward modernizing the guided-missile cruiser Cowpens, one of 11 cruisers the service wants to upgrade beginning in fiscal year 2015, a document reviewed by Inside the Navy indicates.

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy's top shipbuilding modernization priority, the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine, will not be impacted by the continuing resolution passed by Congress because the service convinced Pentagon officials of the importance of the program, according to a service official.

October 24, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy continues to catch up on nuclear maintenance work for submarines and aircraft carriers at public shipyards after last year's hiring freeze slowed down the process, according to senior service officials.

October 22, 2014 | Daily News

The path ahead for the Navy's multibillion-dollar, Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine has all the "ingredients for failure" due to its high level of complexity, according to a top service official.

October 17, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus signed a decision memorandum last week that lays out the service's determination that a design based off the LPD-17 San Antonio-class hull form is the preferred alternative for a notional LX(R) amphibious replacement fleet, according to the memo obtained by Inside the Navy.

October 17, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS-4) recently completed dynamic interface testing with the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle, which is planned to deploy as part of the LCS surface warfare and mine countermeasures mission packages, the Navy announced last week.

October 17, 2014 | Daily News

Lawmakers have rejected dozens of Pentagon-proposed changes to reallocate prior-year funds, forcing the U.S. military to scrap plans to immediately shift nearly $600 million between programs -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Ground-based Midcourse Defense efforts -- while protecting funds for key Army radio and helicopter modernization projects.

October 10, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Senior Navy officials made the case to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a briefing last week that a design based on the LPD-17 San Antonio-class hull form is the best option for a notional LX(R) amphibious replacement fleet, according to several defense sources.

October 10, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy successfully tested its swarmboat technology and is planning an operational demonstration of the technology within the year, which may be used in the future to escort billion-dollar ships, defend people, ports, waterways and commerce, according to a service official.

October 03, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Senior Navy leadership was briefed last week on analysis for the notional LX(R) amphibious ship replacement program in a meeting that is expected to lead to a consensus on the preferred platform.

October 03, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A task force established to develop alternatives to the embattled Littoral Combat Ship has not yet briefed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on its findings, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told reporters last week.

October 03, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps last week stressed the limitations of leveraging alternative platforms to support amphibious operations, pointing in particular to shortfalls of the Littoral Combat Ship and the Joint High Speed Vessel.

October 03, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy last week awarded Textron Systems a contract to develop an unmanned mine-hunting system that will equip the service's Littoral Combat Ship.

September 26, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps and the Office of Naval Research have
extended their request for information to solicit ideas from industry for
technologies and concepts that will enhance the transfer of Marines and their
combat equipment from ships to the beach, service officials said last week.

September 26, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is planning to station the first two Mobile Landing
Platforms in Diego Garcia and Guam, a service official told Inside the Navy
last week.

September 24, 2014 | Daily News

The Navy successfully launched the Naval Strike Missile, a surface-to-surface missile developed by the Norwegian defense company Kongsberg, from a Littoral Combat Ship on Sept. 23, the service announced.

September 19, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is trying to hold the operational tempo of its submarine forces "pretty close to normal" in Europe and the Middle East, Submarine Forces Commander Vice Adm. Michael Connor told Inside the Navy last week, despite increased military ground operations in those regions.

September 19, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A high-level assessment of the LX(R) amphibious ship replacement program was recently canceled in favor of a "paper review" where Navy officials will examine documentation independently.

September 12, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Lockheed Martin and Austal USA have submitted to the small surface combatant task force set up to develop alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship proposals that would enhance the survivability and lethality of the existing hull forms, industry representatives said last week.

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