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  • Navy Secretary Says Maritime Logistical Force is Inadequate to Support the New National Defense Strategy - The Navy’s current and planned maritime logistical force “is inadequate” to support the new National Defense Strategy and major military operations against China or Russia, and failure to correct that deficiency “could cause the United States to lose a war,” an in-depth study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary...
  • Navy Mk38 Gun Systems Gaining Co-Axial Small-Caliber Machine Gun - ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is installing a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun on the mounts of its Mk38 chain gun systems, a Northrop Grumman official said. The Mk52 7.62 mm is gas-operated and uses recoil to eject spent cartridges and advance to the next round. A misfired round is...
  • Former Pacific Fleet Intel Director Warns of Widening Gap Between Chinese, U.S. Fleet Buildup - The Chinese navy already is larger than the U.S. Navy and is building ships four times as fast, with a firm goal of achieving sea control by 2030 and naval superiority by 2039, a former Pacific Fleet director of intelligence warns. “The biggest challenge for U.S. national security leaders for...
  • Naval Research Lab Debuts Newly Acquired Aircraft for Airborne Research - WASHINGTON — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Navy’s premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), unveiled on May 11 the UV-18 “Twin Otter” as the newest addition to the squadron’s fleet of aircraft research platforms. The UV-18 is the military equivalent of the...
  • First Navy CMV-22B COD Aircraft Delivery Set for Late 2019 - ARLINGTON, Va. — The first two fuselages for the Navy’s CMV-22B Osprey carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft have been detailed for final assembly, the aircraft’s program manager said. “First delivery is later this year,” said Marine Col. Matthew Kelly, joint program manager for the V-22, speaking May 6 to reporters at the...

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Navy Secretary Says Maritime Logistical Force is Inadequate to Support...

Navy Mk38 Gun Systems Gaining Co-Axial Small-Caliber Machine Gun

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is installing a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun on the mounts of its Mk38 chain gun systems, a Northrop Grumman official said. The Mk52 7.62 mm is gas-operated and uses recoil to eject spent cart...

Former Pacific Fleet Intel Director Warns of Widening Gap Between...

The Chinese navy already is larger than the U.S. Navy and is building ships four times as fast, with a firm goal of achieving sea control by 2030 and naval superiority by 2039, a former Pacific Fleet director of intellig...

Naval Research Lab Debuts Newly Acquired Aircraft for Airborne Research

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Navy’s premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), unveiled on May 11 the UV-18 “Twin Otter” as...

First Navy CMV-22B COD Aircraft Delivery Set for Late 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — The first two fuselages for the Navy’s CMV-22B Osprey carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft have been detailed for final assembly, the aircraft’s program manager said. “First delivery is later ...