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If Congress Punts Spending Bill, Navy’s New Frigate Would Suffer

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The Navy is looking to get a new class of frigates in the water as soon as possible, but the budget wrangling between Congress and the White House might mean that gets put on hold.

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Will Trump Fire SecNav? Super Carrier USS Ford Suffers New Setback

Posted by Paul McLeary on


Just days after Trump again ripped the program, the Navy says the over-budget, and overdue, carrier remains beset with problems.

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Trump Calls For 12 Carriers, But How Fast Will We Get There?

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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Speaking today on the hangar deck of the almost-completed aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, President Donald Trump explicitly pledged to build “the 12-carrier Navy we need.” Ever since the USS Enterprise retired in 2012, the Navy has had only 10 aircraft carriers, with the Ford soon to be commissioned as the 11th. On current plans,… Keep reading →

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LPD-24 Arlington Completes Sea Trials; Key Addition To Amphib Fleet

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


LPD-24 completes Navy sea trials: http://bit.ly/VO2CMs  . CNO Greenert says bulking up amphib fleet his biggest worry: http://aol.it/RBePpt SydneyFreedberg

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Sequester Will Slam Shipbuilding Hardest; Navy League Rallies Resistance

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Everyone’s scared of sequestration. But the US Navy and its shipbuilders are particularly upset by the prospect, because both the large-scale nature of naval construction and a historic quirk of the appropriations process leave warships particularly vulnerable. That’s why the Navy League of the United States, one of the nation’s oldest and most influential advocacy… Keep reading →

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