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  • CNO: Three Virginia SSNs Per Year A ‘Challenge’ - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s top officer said that reaching a production rate of three Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines will be a challenge for a number of reasons.  “I do think that three a year is a challenge,” said Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations (CNO), speaking May 13 at...
  • HII Begins Fabrication of National Security Cutter Friedman - PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the start of fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (WMSL 760). The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut, the company said in a May 11 release.  “Our workforce has invested more than a decade...
  • Navy’s No. 2 Civilian Says Balanced Planning Needed to Confront Current and Future Threats - ARLINGTON, Va. — While Pentagon planners and lawmakers puzzle over which platforms to retire and which to keep in service in the coming decades, it’s important to balance competing priorities of readiness to meet current threats as well as preparing for ones yet to be imagined, the second-highest ranking civilian in...
  • Cruiser Modernization a Struggle for the Navy, NAVSEA Commander Says - ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is finding the modernization of its Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers (CGs) its primary challenge in surface ship sustainment, a senior admiral said.  “The cruisers across the force are 30 to 35 years old,” said Vice Adm. William Galinis, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, speaking May 12...
  • VP-9 Returns from U.S. 4th Fleet Deployment - OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Sailors from Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9) returned home to family and friends after a successful deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs said in a May 10 release.  VP-9 deployed to Cooperative Security Location Comalapa, El Salvador, last October to...

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CNO: Three Virginia SSNs Per Year A ‘Challenge’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s top officer said that reaching a production rate of three Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines will be a challenge for a number of reasons.  “I do think t...

HII Begins Fabrication of National Security Cutter Friedman

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the start of fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (WMSL 760). The start of fabrication sign...

Navy’s No. 2 Civilian Says Balanced Planning Needed to Confront...

ARLINGTON, Va. — While Pentagon planners and lawmakers puzzle over which platforms to retire and which to keep in service in the coming decades, it’s important to balance competing priorities of readiness to mee...

Cruiser Modernization a Struggle for the Navy, NAVSEA Commander Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is finding the modernization of its Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers (CGs) its primary challenge in surface ship sustainment, a senior admiral said.  “The cruisers across the f...

VP-9 Returns from U.S. 4th Fleet Deployment

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Sailors from Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9) returned home to family and friends after a successful deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs said in a ...
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