Sunday, August 25, 2019

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Gilday Takes Office as 32nd CNO at Ceremony

WASHINGTON — Adm. Michael M. Gilday succeeded Adm. John M. Richardson as the chief of naval operations in ceremonies Aug. 22 at the Washington Navy Yard. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer, who presided over the ceremonies, praised Gilday. “As Adm….

Navy Issues Draft Request to Industry for Large USV

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has issued a draft Request for Proposals for its planned Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV), one of the vessels planned for its future surface fleet. “The LUSV will be a high-endurance, reconfigurable ship able…

VCNO Bullish on Strike Fighter Readiness Goal

ARLINGTON, Va. — The vice chief of naval operations has praised the progress made by the naval aviation F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter community in improving its readiness and is optimistic that a readiness goal of 80% will be reached…

Littoral Combat Ship USS Billings Commissioned in Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. — The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Billings (LCS 15), the eighth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, here Aug. 3. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin-led team, into active service. “Billings was designed to operate…