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  • The Return of the Zumwalt Guided-Missile Destroyers

    10/03/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | October 3, 2011 | Mackenzie Eaglen
    The Return of the Zumwalt Guided-Missile Destroyers Mackenzie Eaglen October 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm Artist rendering of the Zumwalt class destroyer The U.S. Navy has approved contracts to finish building the hulls of the second and third ships of the Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers being constructed at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine. The $1.8 billion contract will also fund systems integration of the DDG-1001 Michael Monsoor and DDG-1002. The second ship of the class is named after the late Navy SEAL Michael A. Monsoor, who received the Medal of Honor for sacrificing his life for his...
  • Raytheon passes major Navy destroyer radar milestone

    09/19/2011 9:00:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    CNET News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Terdiman
    Raytheon passes major Navy destroyer radar milestone Daniel Terdiman September 19, 2011 Raytheon said today that its Gallium Nitride-based radar technology passed a major milestone in its bid to win a multi-billion dollar Navy contract. (Credit: Raytheon) Raytheon this morning said that it has passed a major milestone in its bid to win a multi-billion dollar U.S. Navy radar contract. The Tewksbury, Massachusetts military contract is currently competing against Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman for the lucrative contract to provide next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) technology for the Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. As part of its efforts to...
  • American aircraft carriers remain essential to commanding the seas

    09/16/2011 11:50:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/16/2011 | Robert O'Brien
    American aircraft carriers remain essential to commanding the seas By Robert O'Brien 1:09 PM 09/16/2011 Last month, the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis rendezvoused in the Pacific with Carrier Strike Group-3, which is composed of the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay and the USS Pinckney, USS Kidd, USS Dewey and USS Wayne Meyer. Carrier Strike Group-3 will soon take up station in the Arabian Sea to support American combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. En route, the carrier and its escorts have shown the flag in the Philippines and Malaysia and sailed boldly through the South China Sea, which...
  • Save the Lightning (F-35)

    09/06/2011 9:56:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 6, 2011 | Thomas Donnelly
    Save the Lightning Why we need the F-35 By Thomas Donnelly The Weekly Standard Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Thanks to the provisions of the Budget Control Act and the subsequent directions of President Obama's budget director, Jack Lew, the Department of Defense is figuring out how to trim $1 trillion from its current and planned budgets. Perhaps the principal target in the sights is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program (aka the Lightning II)—a fact that neatly encapsulates the Pentagon's severe budgetary, programmatic, operational, and strategic problems. It's only modest hyperbole to conclude that as fares the Lightning, so fares...
  • Chilean Stealth Sub Visiting San Diego

    09/02/2011 8:56:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Reader ^ | September 2, 2011 | Matt Potter
    Chilean Stealth Sub Visiting San Diego By Matt Potter | Posted September 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. The Chilean navy's Carrera, a diesel-electric submarine, has arrived for a training mission with the 3rd Fleet in San Diego, Navy Times reports. The latest generation of diesel-electric subs, with their unusual stealthiness and relatively low price have become troublesome for U.S. defense planners. As smaller countries acquire more of them, safe access for U.S. ships to world coastal areas and the high seas could be jeopardized, the Pentagon argues. "Once they have powered up their batteries, the submarines can sail to the bottom...
  • "Stealth" Boat Could Revolutionize Naval Warfare

    08/31/2011 6:06:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 70 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    "Stealth" Boat Could Revolutionize Naval Warfare Designer is working with defense contractor on 150-foot model By Greg Wilson A stealth boat that moves through water at high speeds and with near invisibility could revolutionize the Navy's ability to carry out special operations on water. The craft, called The Ghost, moves by generating a layer of gas around submerged surfaces, greatly reducing friction. It's unique design makes it ideal for special operations, according to DiscoveryNews. The ship can reach speeds of 60 miles per hour and has a shape designed to reduce its visibility to radar, similar to the Navy's "Sea...
  • Pirates, check. Fireballs, check. Living his dream? Check.

    08/13/2011 5:27:07 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | August 13, 2011 | ELLIE COLE
    A 2006 Bonny Eagle graduate who joined the Navy right out of high school found himself amid a dramatic piracy rescue last month off the coast of Yemen. Hollis native Lucas Alderette, an electronics technician serving aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, said a pre-dawn alarm led to the rescue of the crew of the Brillante Virtuoso, an oil tanker that had been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden and set ablaze on July 6. "When we showed up, it was of course still very dark out, but the tanker was easily visible because large sections were...
  • Fights Break Out in Afghanistan as NATO Moves to Recover Downed Helicopter

    08/07/2011 4:10:37 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 45 replies ^ | Published August 07, 2011
    U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, secure the area after existing a Chinoonk helicopter, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, in this Sunday, June 18, 2006 file photo. Insurgents apparently shot down a U.S. military helicopter Saturday Aug. 6, 2011 similar to this one shown during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Usama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said. An Afghan official says there is fighting in the area where a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter was apparently...
  • Copter Downed by Taliban Fire; Elite U.S. Unit Among Dead

    08/06/2011 3:36:59 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6 AUGUST 2011 | RAY RIVERA, ALISSA J. RUBIN and THOM SHANKER
    KABUL, Afghanistan — In the deadliest day for American forces in the nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan, insurgents shot down a Chinook transport helicopter on Saturday, killing 30 Americans, including some Navy Seal commandos from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden, as well as 8 Afghans, American and Afghan officials said.
  • Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan

    08/06/2011 2:21:16 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 121 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6 August 2011 | By RAY RIVERA and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents shot down a NATO Chinook helicopter during an overnight operation in eastern Afghanistan, killing 37 people on board, a military official said on Saturday.
  • Obama expresses sorrow for 31 US troops killed in Afghan crash

    08/06/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    President Obama praised the sacrifice of 31 U.S. troops who died early Saturday morning in helicopter crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The Taliban has claimed it shot down the aircraft with a rocket-propelled grenade. Seven Afghan soldiers on board the helicopter also died. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the Americans who were lost earlier today in Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement. “Their deaths are a reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our military and their families, including all who have served in Afghanistan.” Obama said...
  • Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Reportedly Kills Members of SEAL Team 6

    08/06/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT · by spiderfern · 396 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 8/6/2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Read more:
  • U.S. official: Killed forces were on Afghanistan rescue mission

    08/06/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 109 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/6/11 | David Ariosto and Barbara Starr
    Twenty-five U.S. special forces killed early Saturday in Afghanistan were on a mission to rescue another team of military personnel pinned down by insurgents, a U.S. military official told CNN. The helicopter that went down in eastern Afghanistan carried 30 U.S. military members, including 22 Navy SEALs and three other special forces. They were part of a "quick reaction force" sent in to pick up others engaged in a fierce firefight, the official said. In the single deadliest incident since the start of the decade-long Afghan war, the Army Chinook carrying a team of U.S. special forces and U.S. and...
  • Navy Commemorates 2,000th Tomahawk Shot

    08/03/2011 9:45:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The ^ | 8/3/2011
    Navy Commemorates 2,000th Tomahawk Shot 8/3/2011 The Navy is scheduled to hold a commemorative ceremony aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) for the 2,000th Tomahawk cruise missile combat launch Aug. 5 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The event will recognize the USS Barry crewmembers for their role in launching the milestone missile March 19, against an air defense target in Libya, during Operation Odyssey Dawn. “It was a great feeling to have taken part in the 2,000th missile launch,” said Fire Controlman 3rd Class (SW) Luizous Houser, aboard USS Barry (DDG 52). “There were a lot of...
  • Cost, quality problems dog Navy's LCS warship

    07/30/2011 8:09:20 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 30, 2011
    Cost, quality problems dog Navy's LCS warship The littoral combat ship Freedom (LCS-1) has been undergoing maintenance and upgrades at BAE Ship Repair San Diego. — Earnie Grafton A decade-old, multibillion-dollar attempt by the Navy to develop a radically different family of warships is reeling from cost overruns, structural problems and doubts about the design, staffing, role and survivability of the speedy new vessels. This month, a bipartisan group of seven U.S. senators demanded that the Pentagon explain why Freedom, the first of the new littoral combat ships, suffered a small but worrisome crack in its hull and had to...
  • Top architect proposes new type of frigate for the Navy

    07/27/2011 9:30:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sign On San Diego ^ | July 27, 2011 | Gary Robbins
    Top architect proposes new type of frigate for the Navy The nation’s leading independent naval architectural firm has been quietly gauging whether senior Navy officials are interested in a new class of frigate that would be smaller and lighter replacement for the aging ships now being phased out of service. The new 3,500-ton "light frigates" would be more heavily armed than previous models and be capable of carrying out a variety of missions over a wide area of the world’s oceans. Gibbs & Cox of Arlington, Va., says it has produced concept drawings for a roughly 400-foot steel-hull, twin-propellor, diesel-powered...
  • Boeing, US Navy Mark Harpoon Missile System’s 40th Anniversary

    07/22/2011 5:14:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Boeing ^ | 07/21/2011
    Boeing, US Navy Mark Harpoon Missile System’s 40th Anniversary By NewsDesk Harpoon is the Navy’s all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy recognized the 40th anniversary of the Harpoon Missile System today at a ceremony near the company’s St. Charles facility. “After four decades of cooperation with our Navy partners, Boeing’s dedicated and talented Harpoon team continues to find innovative ways to meet the needs of warfighters on today’s ever-changing battlefields,” said Debbie Rub, vice president and general manager for Boeing Missiles and Unmanned Airborne Systems (MUAS). “Throughout the life of this legacy program, Boeing...
  • US fleet may quit troubled Bahrain

    07/20/2011 10:35:59 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 21, 2011 | Hugh Tomlinson
    US fleet may quit troubled Bahrain Hugh Tomlinson From:The Australian THE US Navy is looking at plans to move its Fifth Fleet away from Bahrain amid fears over violence and continued instability in the Gulf kingdom. Sources in Washington and the Gulf have confirmed a growing consensus around the idea of relocating the fleet after the recent crackdown on anti-government protests that left at least 32 dead. Politicians in Washington are concerned the navy's continued presence a few kilometres from the centre of the capital Manama lends tacit support to Bahrain's suppression of the opposition, amid allegations of systematic human...
  • Sailors of the USS Enterprise are welcomed home after 184 days at sea

    07/15/2011 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 15, 2011 | Robert Hood
    According to the USS Enterprise's website the ship is the eighth to bear this name, and it is the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It is also the world's largest active warship.
  • Navy Department could face $10 billion in budget cuts

    07/15/2011 12:09:08 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/13/11 | John T. Bennett
    Navy Department could face $10 billion in budget cuts By John T. Bennett - 07/13/11 08:43 PM ET The Navy could be forced to slash its annual budget by $10 billion as the Pentagon pares its spending, defense insiders tell The Hill. White House officials have ordered the Pentagon to begin slashing its budget starting in 2013 to meet President Obama’s goal of $400 billion in national security cuts. Pentagon and Navy Department officials have yet to make final decisions about how much the department (which includes the Navy and Marine Corps) will trim from its annual budget, or about...