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US Navy Solicits Industry Solutions for a More Capable Frigate
July 15, 2017
US Navy Solicits Industry Solutions for a More Capable Frigate
Expanded combat requirements cast doubt on adequacy of improving Littoral Combat Ship designs.
US Navy Solicits Industry Solutions for a More Capable Frigate
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
June 22, 2017
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
The U.S. Navy’s most expensive warship ever will be commissioned in July.
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
US Navy Accepts Delivery of $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
June 04, 2017
US Navy Accepts Delivery of $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers was delivered to the service on May 31.
US Navy Accepts Delivery of $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier to Begin Acceptance Trials in May
May 15, 2017
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier to Begin Acceptance Trials in May
Following the successful completion of acceptance trials, the U.S. Navy expects a quick delivery.
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier to Begin Acceptance Trials in May
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials
April 18, 2017
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials
The new aircraft carrier is on track for delivery to the U.S. Navy in May.
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Successfully Completes Builder’s Sea Trials
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Finally Takes to Sea
April 11, 2017
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Finally Takes to Sea
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s latest class of aircraft carriers embarked on crucial sea trials over the weekend.
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Finally Takes to Sea
Deterrence Diminished by US Navy Readiness Gaps as Congress Debates Budget
April 06, 2017
Deterrence Diminished by US Navy Readiness Gaps as Congress Debates Budget
Leaders warn years of stunted budgets leave Navy with a thin bench in event of a conflict.
Deterrence Diminished by US Navy Readiness Gaps as Congress Debates Budget
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Will Take to Sea This Week
April 05, 2017
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Will Take to Sea This Week
The U.S. Navy’s latest supercarrier will set sail for builder’s trials this week.
US Navy’s New Supercarrier Will Take to Sea This Week
The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet
March 24, 2017
The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet
Budget and shipyard hurdles will stymie progress beyond the current President’s term.
The Navy Will Struggle to Build Trump’s 350-Ship Fleet
Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers
March 17, 2017
Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers
New light carriers, missile craft, and unmanned platforms.
Vision for the Future US Fleet II: The Numbers
Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization
March 06, 2017
Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization
An influential Washington think tank has released a key fleet architecture study.
Vision for the Future US Fleet I: Concepts & Organization
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
January 18, 2017
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
The U.S. Navy’s new supercarrier is “99 percent overall complete with 93 percent of the test program complete.”
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
Littoral Combat Ship: The US Navy’s ‘Alleged Warship’
December 12, 2016
Littoral Combat Ship: The US Navy’s ‘Alleged Warship’
Senate oversight deeply critical of troubled program.
Littoral Combat Ship: The US Navy’s ‘Alleged Warship’
Road to 350: Can the US Build a 350-Ship Fleet the Navy Actually Wants?
November 28, 2016
Road to 350: Can the US Build a 350-Ship Fleet the Navy Actually Wants?
Shipbuilding capacity, political & budget uncertainty, combat capability, complicate any new plan.
Road to 350: Can the US Build a 350-Ship Fleet the Navy Actually Wants?
Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
November 18, 2016
Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
As Trump promises a 350-ship fleet, a primer on the U.S. Navy today.
Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
November 15, 2016
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
Defense hawks are embracing Donald Trump’s idea of expanding U.S. naval power.
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
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