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Ships & Submarines

May 16, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Office of Naval Research earlier this month successfully demonstrated a new lightweight ramp intended for use on the Navy's Joint High Speed Vessel that could potentially expand the mission sets of the vessel to include ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore transport.

May 14, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command will not be sponsoring an oceanographic survey ship, intended to be used as a partner platform for counter-narcotics efforts, humanitarian assistance and security force assistance, according to Col. Greg Julian, public affairs chief at SOUTHCOM.

May 12, 2014 | Daily News

The Navy has tallied a $27.3 billion price tag for its recently announced five-year plan to buy 10 Virginia-class submarines, a sum that includes nearly $10 billion worth of major subsystems the government will procure for the boats beyond the $17.6 billion shipbuilding contract announced last month.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Rear Adm. Thomas Rowden, currently serving as the Navy's surface warfare director in the office of the chief of naval operations (N96), has been tapped to take over for Vice. Adm. Thomas Copeman as the head of Naval Surface Forces, the Pentagon announced last week.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The House Armed Services Committee last week approved a measure to limit or withhold funding for Littoral Combat Ship mission modules until the Navy submits milestone B goals and until the Pentagon's top weapons tester certifies the need for additional modules.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The House Armed Services Committee in its markup of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization act rejected the Navy's proposal to save money by placing 11 of the 22 Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers, along with three amphibious ships, in reduced status while they are modernized.

May 09, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy portion of the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, passed last week, fully funds the FY-15 costs associated with the refueling and complex overhaul of the George Washington carrier (CVN-73) in order to ensure the Navy keeps 11 nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in its fleet.

May 07, 2014 | Daily News

A proposed House Armed Services Committee bill would shift $6.8 billion among weapon system investment accounts in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2015 budget request and boost modernization spending by a total of $1.5 billion.

May 07, 2014 | Daily News

Despite tensions between the United States and Russia, the U.S. Navy is preparing to reduce its capability to deploy Trident II D5 missiles on ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) as part of the follow-on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty signed by the two countries.

May 05, 2014 | Daily News

The House Armed Services Committee outlined its budgetary handiwork this week in the panel's full mark of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, laying out acquisition program reductions and increases.

May 02, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is looking to create a national sea-based deterrence fund to pay for the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine replacement program outside of the Navy's shipbuilding budget.

May 02, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill limits half of the funds authorized for the Office of the Secretary of Defense until the Pentagon obligates money for the planning and long lead procurement necessary to refuel the Navy's 11th aircraft carrier.

May 02, 2014 | Inside the Navy

House Armed Services Committee members, in their mark of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, will recommend adding $800 million in incremental funding for the construction of a 12th LPD-17 San Antonio-class amphibious warship, according to documents obtained by Inside the Navy.

April 30, 2014 | Daily News

The Navy's small surface combatant task force, set up to develop proposals for an alternative to the Littoral Combat Ship, is soliciting market information from industry to gauge the possibilities for a vessel that will meet the Pentagon and Navy capability requirements.

April 30, 2014 | Daily News

Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS) intends to offer an amendment next week to the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill that would authorize funding for a 12th San Antonio-class amphibious warship, his spokesman has confirmed.

April 29, 2014 | Daily News

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee's portion of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill would call on the Navy to fund an 11th aircraft carrier and require a review of the service’s solicitation for its Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike program, according to the subcommittee chairman.

April 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Marine Corps is looking at a "family of systems" that will ferry its amphibious vehicles ashore in the near future, rather than one singular connector solution, a service official told Inside the Navy last week.

April 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Pentagon has re-phased the fielding plan for the Navy's new tactical afloat network, eliminating installations for six current cruisers and four current submarines and deferring 20 installations until after fiscal year 2019, according to a report reviewed by Inside the Navy.

April 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has begun putting money against modernizing the guided missile cruiser Gettysburg, one of 11 cruisers the service plans to upgrade beginning in fiscal year 2015, according to documents reviewed by Inside the Navy.

April 25, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy will submit to Congress this week a report on the current concept of operations and and survivability for each variant of the Littoral Combat Ship, according to a letter sent to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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