Navy fast-tracks ‘on-time’ delivery of nuclear-armed Columbia-class submarine

The entire premise of undersea strategic deterrence is based on the need for nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines to hold potential attackers at risk of catastrophic destruction, without being found, detected,…

New Navy destroyer-fired laser will change maritime war

When the Navy is ready to deploy a new 60kw ship-fired laser weapon from a destroyer later this year, maritime attack strategy and tactics will enter new dimensions of massive…

Navy to deploy destroyers with new laser attack weapon

Navy destroyers will soon be armed with high-powered, precision 60kw laser weapons that can track and incinerate attacking drone targets at sea, bringing new “at-the-speed-of-light” attack technology to maritime warfare…

Indonesia navy divers hunt for crashed plane’s black boxes

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian navy divers scoured the floor of the Java Sea on Monday as they hunted for the black boxes of a Sriwijaya Air jet that nosedived into…

Navy to add new attack submarines by 2045 in massive surge

New Virginia-class attack submarines are being built with a massive increase in firepower, much more sensitive and with powerful sonar detection and a new generation of computing, navigation, and command…

Navy plans to build 15 new Constellation-class frigates in next 5 years

Firing over-the-horizon deck-launched missiles, launching electronic warfare (EW) attacks, intercepting incoming enemy fire, and serving as a crucial information “node” across a networked surface, air and undersea force are merely…

Navy plans to double number of amphibious assault ships by 2050

A significant and potentially lesser recognized element of the Navy’s recently unveiled 30-year shipbuilding plan is its call for a full-scale “doubling” of its fleet of amphibious assault ships, a move…

Navy analyzes future aircraft carrier designs

The topic is discussed so often it might seem like old news, yet ongoing questions about the future of aircraft carriers are as, if not more, relevant today than at…

Navy arms destroyers with new drone, aircraft and missile defenses

Attacking enemy cruise missiles, fighter jets, helicopters and longer-range high altitude ballistic missiles all present substantial threats to Navy surface ships, especially when multiple attacks arrive simultaneously. By and large,…

Navy wants 21 new large undersea and surface attack drones in 5 years

The Navy is getting into drones in a big way, with new plans to add  21 unmanned surface and underwater vessels over the next five years. The Navy just released its…