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  1. Ethan

    US Navy Looking At Bringing Retired Carrier USS Kitty Hawk Out Of Mothballs

    As the US Navy struggles to figure out how it can reach its new goal of a 355 ship fleet—up from 275 ships today—as quickly as possible, it has been looking towards extending the life of the ships it already has in service. Now the service is also examining the possibility of selectively pulling...
  2. Ethan

    The Future of Naval Warfare Will Have a Lot More Spy Submarines

    As the threat of advanced air and coastal defense networks increases, especially with regards to the rapid spread of long-range and fast-flying surface-to-air and anti-ship cruise missiles, the innate intelligence collecting qualities of submarines are likely to become even more important. At...
  3. Ethan

    The Navy Now Says It Can Get More Service Life Out Of Its Existing Fleet

    After pushing to retire and mothball existing ships so that it can field new ones, the Navy now says it can squeeze significantly more life out of the majority of the fleet it already has. This is all in reaction to the controversial goal set by the Trump Administration to grow the Navy's fleet...
  4. Ethan

    South China Sea Underwater "Environmental" Sensor Net Could Track U.S. Subs

    The Chinese government has approved plans for a massive undersea surveillance network in both the East and South China Seas. Officially intended to primarily monitor environmental changes, state officials acknowledge the systems will have “national defense” applications, which could include...
  5. Ethan

    USN further enhances military engagements in Asia Pacific at 'CARAT' 2017

    The US Navy has introduced several changes that will enhance a series of annual naval exercises it holds with countries in the Asia-Pacific region Move will further improve the service's ability to interoperate with the region's navies In line with a policy to increasingly enhance its military...
  6. Ethan

    US Destroyer Just Made A Near Pass On One Of Beijing's South China Sea Outposts

    The US Navy just executed its first freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) in South China Sea since late last October. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Dewey (DDG-105) made its way inside 12 nautical miles from the Mischief Reef—one of China's largest man-made island redoubts in the...
  7. Ethan

    Gerald R Ford heads to acceptance trials, prepares for delivery

    The US Navy's (USN's) first-of-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) departed Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia and is under way for acceptance trials with the Navy's Board of Inspections and Survey (INSURV) for delivery to the USN, Naval Sea Systems Command...
  8. Ethan

    Lockheed Martin drops out of US Navy missile competition

    WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin, frustrated by changing requirements the company feels are skewed to a particular competitor, is dropping out of the U.S. Navy’s over-the-horizon missile program intended to give a lethal capability to littoral combat ships and frigates. The move, which an industry...
  9. Ethan

    Boeing sets out upgrade ambitions for Super Hornet, Growler platforms

    The US Navy (USN) may roll-out future upgrades for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet beyond the Block 3 enhancement currently earmarked, as it looks to maintain the combat aircraft in service for decades to come. Speaking at the company's St Louis facility in Missouri, Larry Burt, director of...
  10. Ethan

    US Navy considers a more powerful frigate

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is taking a hard look at upgrading its future frigates to protect other ships from anti-air threats in addition to defending against undersea and surface enemies. The move would be a significant enhancement in the effort to develop a frigate from existing littoral...
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