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Navy’s Next Carrier Shuffle Slated

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has announced plans for its next shuffle of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers (CVNs), a quadrennial event governed by the Refueling and Comprehensive Overhaul (RCOH) schedule of the Nimitz-class and, in this case, also including another shift…

Los Angeles SSN Life-Extension ‘Creates Own Issues’

WASHINGTON — The ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee said failure to fund extra Virginia-class attack submarines (SSNs) in 2022 and 2023 will aggravate the submarine shortage in the next decade, and a plan…

Zumwalt DDG’s Gun Munition Still on Hold

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s program executive offer in charge of most shipbuilding said that development of a new munition for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) on the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship continues to be on hold. Speaking July 11…

Boeing to Build 28 Super Hornets for Kuwait

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded to Boeing $1.5 billion for 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters for the Kuwaiti Air Force. According to a June 27 Defense Department contract announcement, Boeing will build 22 single-seat F/A-18E and six…

Commander Nominated for Resurrected U.S. Second Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald J Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to command the new U.S. Second Fleet, to be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis, a naval aviator, has served as deputy chief of naval operations for…

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