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Admiral: Block VI Virginia SSN Leads to Next-Generation SSN

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has announced features for the Block VI version of the Virginia-class nuclear-powered submarine (SSN), which will be the steppingstone to the next-generation SSN (SSNX).  “Block VI continues that trend of delivering increasingly capable and lethal…

Admiral: Navy Needs Steady Course on Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is pushing hard to field more and different types of operational unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) but needs a steady-growth approach to match technology with testing and training.   The UUV progress is “very promising and…

Columbia SSBN Hull Shows Potential for SSGN, Admiral Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The hull form of the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) has characteristics that may lend themselves to be ideal for a future guided-missile submarine (SSGN), the Columbia’s program executive officer said.   “The light we learned from…

Navy to Field Hypersonic Weapon First on SSGNs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy plans to deploy its conventional hypersonic weapon, known as the Conventional Prompt Strike (CSP) capability, on submarines by 2025, the admiral in charge of strategic weapons said.   The CSP will be deployed by the…

SecNav Braithwaite Aims to Create New 1st Fleet for Indo-Pacific

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite says he plans to establish a new numbered fleet as a “formidable deterrence” to China, basing it closer to allies and partner nations “at the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific oceans.”…

EODGRU-1 Integrated Exercise Enhances Fleet, Joint Abilities

PORT HUENEME, Calif.  — Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1 enhanced its ability to operate within the Navy Expeditionary Combat Force (NECF), fleet and Joint Forces by completing a Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Integrated Exercise (NIEX) at Naval Base…

USS Cheyenne to Lead Los Angeles-Class Submarine Life Extension

ARLINGTON, Va. — The last Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) built, USS Cheyenne, will be the first of the class selected to go through a service life-extension program, a senior Navy admiral said. The Navy is planning to refuel…

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