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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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Navy Calls In Outsiders To Fix Troubled Ford Carrier

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The Navy’s new $13 billion carrier has run into trouble, and the Navy has called in some outside help.

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Pentagon To Retire USS Truman Early, Shrinking Carrier Fleet To 10

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The move could save more than $30 billion over 25 years to invest in high-tech weapons — but Congress is sure to explode in outrage.

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Navy Rethinks 355-Ship Fleet: CNO Richardson

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The Navy may back off its much-publicized call for a 355-ship fleet and look at new options like unmanned vessels, the Chief of Naval Operations said.

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Navy Inks Huge Ford Carrier Deal; Pentagon Flags Problems

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WASHINGTON: The Navy signed a massive, $15.2 billion contract with Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding this evening for two more Ford-class aircraft carriers, hours after a Pentagon report listed a litany of problems with the ambitious program. The contract pays for completion of in 2028 of the USS Enterprise, which began in 2017. It also… Keep reading →

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Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs

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The Marines want Vertical Launch System missile tubes on their new amphibious ships — but the Navy isn’t planning to leave room for them.

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Pentagon Approves Two-Carrier Buy As Fixes Continue to Navy’s Priciest Ship

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Congress is evaluating the proposal to issue a $24 billion contract for the Navy’s next two carriers, as the service looks at months of work to fix ongoing problems with the Ford-class’s first ship.

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Inhofe Wants 355 Ship Navy, But Headwinds Remain

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WASHINGTON: President Trump has just issued orders to cut the defense budget, and hasn’t tweeted for a while about his campaign pledge to build a bigger Navy, but the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to get a 355-ship fleet back on the agenda. Jim Inhofe — who’s likely to retain the SASC chairmanship… Keep reading →

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Navy Readies Ships To Help Hurricane Florence Victims

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As the Navy sorties 30 ships from Norfolk and surrounding bases, a few ships will be heading back in short order to assist in the cleanup. The amphibious ships USS Kearsarge and USS Arlington, along with hospital ship USNS Comfort, have all loaded up on supplies and have put out to sea.

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The Navy’s Potential New Frigate Connects Crew, Lots of Space for Commandos

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Five shipbuilders are fighting it out to build 20 of the U.S. Navy’s new frigates, and one competitor is sailing though a whirlwind East Coast tour.

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