Monday, November 11, 2019

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  • Subs Will Get Harpoon Missiles Next Year, Navy Undersea Warfare Director Says - ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of undersea warfare requirements said the Harpoon anti-ship missile will be returning to the submarine force next year, restoring more lethality to the sub force.  “I am happy to report that we will have the first refurbished [Harpoon] missiles delivered to the fleet in...
  • Next-Gen Attack Sub Will Be Revolutionary, Navy Undersea Warfare Director Says - ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of undersea warfare requirements said the U.S. Navy’s next-generation attack submarine (SSNX) will be revolutionary, not evolutionary.  “We run up against the design margin of the Virginia class, and we will need a new submarine capable of carrying [payloads] and is capable of pacing the threat,” said...
  • Navy Strategic Systems Director Praises Trident Missile’s Motor Reliability - ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of procuring and sustaining the U.S. Navy’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) has praised the reliability of the Trident missile’s rocket motor, a critical factor in the credibility of the U.S. strategic nuclear deterrent. See: Navy’s next-gen attack submarine will be revolutionary, not evolutionary, admiral says.  ...
  • Marines Narrow List of Capabilities for Large Unmanned Aerial System - The Marine Corps has narrowed the list of requirements for its proposed large unmanned aerial system (UAS) and is teaming with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on an unusual program to accelerate development of the technologies the UAS would need. Although the Marines operate a variety of small and midsize...
  • Submarines Among Last U.S. Asymmetric Advantages, Admiral Tells Symposium - ARLINGTON, Va. — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s submarine forces said the sub fleet has focused on battle readiness in view of the current era of great power competition and is taking steps to increase its effectiveness, speed of technological development and integration with the larger Navy.   “Undersea warfare, which underpins the survivable piece...

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Navy Strategic Systems Director Praises Trident Missile’s Motor Reliability

ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of procuring and sustaining the U.S. Navy’s submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) has praised the reliability of the Trident missile’s rocket motor, a critical facto...

Submarines Among Last U.S. Asymmetric Advantages, Admiral Tells Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va. — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s submarine forces said the sub fleet has focused on battle readiness in view of the current era of great power competition and is taking steps...

Coast Guard Cutter James Returns Home from 62-Day Counter-Drug Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard cutter James returned to Charleston on Oct. 31 following a 62-day counter-drug patrol in support of Operation Martillo in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guar...

Icebreaker Returns Home After 3-Month Arctic Deployment

SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy returned home on Nov. 2 to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and multiple scientific ...

USS Detroit Departs on Maiden Deployment

MAYPORT, Fla. — The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, for the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility on its maiden deployment on&nbsp...