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USS Zumwalt Completes First Live-Fire Test

PACIFIC OCEAN — Sailors aboard USS Zumwalt, working with engineers and technicians from Navy surface warfare centers, executed a “structural test fire” of the Mark 46 Mod 2 Gun Weapon System (GWS) at the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, on May 16, according…

Space, the Hostile Frontier: Panel Explores Defense of Earth Orbit

Space is not benign — no longer just the domain of unmanned scientific probes and occupied by astronauts in capsules or space stations exploring and conducting research, panelists stressed during a webcast that was aired on April 16 as part of the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2020: Virtual Edition.  “Space, internationally, is very important to our way of life. It’s of strategic importance. We see our adversaries starting to…

Geurts: Navy Looking at Money-Saving Strategies in Procurement of Four Amphibs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is looking at acquisition strategies for procuring four amphibious warfare ships over the next few years to achieve economies, the Navy’s top acquisition official said.  During March 4 testimony about the fiscal 2021 shipbuilding proposal before the Seapower subcommittee of the…

Coast Guard Commandant Keynotes Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus