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Navy Unveils 355 Ship Fleet Plan — But It’ll All Change

Posted by Paul McLeary on

The Navy thinks it will need at least $40 billion a year to maintain its new fleet — but admits that they haven’t actually added it all up yet.

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Pentagon: Syria Struck From All Sides, No Missiles Intercepted

Posted by Paul McLeary on

WASHINGTON: In one of the largest coordinated international air operations in years, over 100 American, British and French guided missiles slammed into three Syrian chemical weapons facilities early Saturday morning, launched from an armada of aircraft, submarines, and ships offshore. The Pentagon was careful Saturday to say that the assault didn’t seek to topple the… Keep reading →

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Hey Navy, LCS Is Too Big To Hide

Posted by Ben Ho Wan Beng on

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The debate over the operational relevance of the controversial Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) continues. The Navy has again spoken up for the much-maligned platform, suggesting to Breaking Defense that the LCS could operate in the Pacific like the PT boats of World War II or cavalry units in a Napoleonic army. Rear Adm. Donald Gabrielson said… Keep reading →

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Raytheon Touts Cross Domain Solutions For Navy [Sponsored]

Posted by Otto Kreisher [Sponsored by Raytheon] on

As the surface Navy intensively strives to achieve the cross domain capabilities so essential to warfighting success against a near-peer competitor, Raytheon is using its wide spectrum of defense technologies to support those efforts. Modern warfare increasingly requires operations across all of the five domains of land air, surface, subsurface, space and cyberspace. A key… Keep reading →

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SASC Markup Whacks LRS Bomber; Adds 12 Super Hornets, 6 F-35Bs

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: The Navy won and the Air Force lost in the markup of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sens. John McCain and Jack Reed presided over the SASC markup of the defense policy bill, cutting $860 million from three Air Force programs — including the two of the service’s top three priorities — and moving the money… Keep reading →

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