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LCS Fires New Long-Range Missile, As Navy And Marine Corps Hammer Out New Force Plan

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The Naval Strike Missile is one tool that the Navy and Marines are looking to rely on in crafting a response to a new era of long-range threats.

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Navy Wrestles With Cyber Policy As China and Iran Hack Away

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“We’re spending a lot of money in this area right now, but we don’t understand where we’re spending it” says Navy undersecretary Thomas Modly.

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Inhofe: Navy ‘Arrogance On USS Ford ‘Oughta Be Criminal’

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Presumptive CNO Vice Adm. Mike Gilday is forced to answer for years of Navy problems.

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Adm. Moran Out As Next CNO, So Who’s Next?

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Musical chairs will ensue in the Navy’s top ranks following the surprise resignation of the CNO nominee. Who’s on deck?

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HASC Chair Thornberry To SecDef Mattis: Share Readiness Info

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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon was urged today by one of its best friends on Capitol Hill to share more information about how ready American forces are for war, after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson urged more restraint in releasing information. “I think we need to talk more,” House Armed Services Committee Chairman… Keep reading →

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Rear Adm. Manazir Speaks On Allied Force Transformation, A2AD

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Recently, Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson drove home the point that using the term Anti-Access Area Denial (A2AD), was too vague as to be useful to define the effort of US and allied forces to deal with peer competitors. “The term ‘denial,’ as in anti-access/area denial is too often taken as a fait accompli,”… Keep reading →

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Threat Data Biggest Worry For F-35A’s IOC; But It ‘Will Be On Time’

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PENTAGON: The F-35‘s highly sensitive sensors suffer a basic problem right now: They often aren’t sure what they are detecting. That results in a high rate of false alarms. The key to fixing this lies in building highly complex data files — what we can colloquially call the threat library — and integrating them with the Joint Strike… Keep reading →

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Navy Decides to Buy V-22 Ospreys for Carrier Delivery

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The Navy will buy V-22 Osprey tiltrotors to replace its aging C-2A Greyhound turboprop aircraft in flying carrier on board delivery (COD) missions. Breaking Defense obtained a Jan. 5 memo, signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford. It stipulates that… Keep reading →

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UCLASS RFP Out ‘Soon’ As Joint Staff, Navy, Hill Battle Over Requirements

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FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW: The Navy’s carrier-based drone known as UCLASS continues to face challenges from the Joint Staff, parts of the Navy and, perhaps most importantly, Capitol HIll. While the head of the program, Rear Adm. Mat Winter, told reporters here yesterday that a Request for Proposal will be issued “very soon,” the program’s requirements… Keep reading →

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House GOP Defense Heavies Slam China After Hypersonic Missile Test

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CAPITOL HILL: Sometimes it can seem as if one lives on several different planets at the same time while living here in Washington. This afternoon saw three top GOP lawmakers decrying China after it apparently tested (we don’t know if the test was successful) a hypersonic vehicle. This evening, the Navy announced it is beefing… Keep reading →

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