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Navy Completes USS Zumwalt Live Fire Test

USS Zumwalt

The U.S. Navy conducted an initial live fire test for a missile launching platform aboard the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) destroyer. The service branch also evaluated the potential degradations or hazards from live ordnance fire and determined if USS Zumwalt can withstand shock and vibration from weapon firing activities.

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Aaron Weis: US Navy Transitioning to Zero Trust

Aaron Weis

Aaron Weis, chief information officer of the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is transitioning to a zero trust framework to better protect and defend its networks from cyber threats. He said the service will need time to reorganize its networks as it adopts the zero trust model and that “defense in depth” model. 

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Adm. Michael Gilday Eyes Navy Network for Crewed, Unmanned Ships Via ‘Project Overmatch’

Adm. Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday asked Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command, to lead an effort called Project Overmatch to develop a network that will link manned ships, submarines and aircraft to unmanned vessels to facilitate targeting information and intelligence sharing, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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CBO: Navy’s Future FFG(X) Fleet Would Cost $12.3B in 2020

FFG X Fleet

A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says that the cost of the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of 10 FFG(X) frigates could total $12.3 billion or $1.2 billion per ship in 2020. That amount represents a 40 percent increase from the service branch’s estimate of $8.7 billion or $870 million per ship.

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Navy Unveils Names for Virginia-Class Vessel, Guided Missile Destroyer; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

Kenneth Braithwaite

The U.S. Navy will designate a future Virginia-class submarine and guided missile destroyer as USS Barb (SSN 804) and USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137). USS Barb is the third submarine to bear the moniker while USS John F. Lehman will be named in honor of the Navy's 65th secretary, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Navy Unveils Name of First Guided Missile Frigate; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

USS Constellation

The U.S. Navy has named the first guided missile frigate in the service branch's FFG(X) program as USS Constellation. Designated as FFG 62, the vessel is meant to support the National Defense Strategy by providing the military service with a multimission capability to carry out a range of military operations.

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NSWC Crane Brings AI-Ready Infrastructure to US Navy

AI-Ready Infrastructure

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane fielded a high-performance computing technology as part of efforts to implement deep learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities into the U.S. Navy. John Strange, a computer scientist at NSWC Crane, said AIRI serves as a hardware configuration that aims to help scientists and data architects process critical training workloads and lower compute times.

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Rear Adm. Susan BryerJoyner on Navy’s Data Sharing, Software-Defined Networking Requirements

Susan BryerJoyner

Rear Adm. Susan BryerJoyner, cybersecurity division chief at the office of the chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy is seeking industry support to help address its software-defined networking and data sharing requirements. BryerJoyner said the service is working with industry to enable its naval ships to transmit data and run applications in denied environments.

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Navy to Field MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter for Surface Warfare Missions; Cmdr. Matthew Wright Quoted

MQ-8C Fire Scout

The U.S. Navy is fielding an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to support squadron operations ahead of its deployment with a littoral combat ship (LCS) next year. The Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 recently received the MQ-8C variant of the Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aircraft intended to operate with LCS for surface warfare missions. 

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