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Navy Planning to Acquire First Large Surface Combatant Ship in FY 2025

The U.S. Navy delayed its acquisition of an initial Large Surface Combatant ship from fiscal year 2023 to FY 2025, USNI News reported Friday. Ron O’Rourke, naval affairs specialist for the Congressional Research Service, said he believes the lead LSC vessel did not appear in the FY 2020 budget request because it is scheduled for FY25. However, the Navy is looking to accelerate the acquisition process which may lead to the LSC effort being covered by an earlier budget proposal.

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Navy Seeking to Establish Analytics Unit Addressing Fleet Readiness

Adm. Christopher Grady, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, said during the WEST 2019 conference he intends to create a Fleet Analytics Office supporting the U.S. Navy fleet readiness efforts, USNI reported Tuesday. Grady noted that the new office will use real-time reporting systems to handle data collection and risk assessment operations under the Revolutionize Readiness Campaign Plan initiative.

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Navy Expects USS Gerald R. Ford’s Advanced Arresting Gear Ready in 2019

The U.S. Navy aims to begin the expansion of aircrafts that can be launched and recovered from the next-generation aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford by end of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. Commander Mehdi Akacem, Ford’s air boss, said the service awaits the launch and recovery bulletins needed to put the ship’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear in service. 

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CNO Richardson: Navy Needs Complex Wargames to Explore Cyber, Information Warfare

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wants the U.S. Navy to expand wargames to include cyber and information warfare tactics to deter the rapidly changing capabilities of adversaries in the battlefield, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. The call comes during the growing efforts of other service branches to incorporate multi-domain operations into their wargaming.

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Navy May Cut 355-Ship Goal to Meet Changing Security Requirements

Adm. John Richardson, U.S. Navy chief of naval operations, announced that the service is reconsidering its proposed 355-ship fleet after a series of changes to the Pentagon’s security efforts, Defense One reported Friday. The service announced its plan to increase the number of its warships from 287 in late 2016. 

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Navy Chief John Richardson Wants Military to Boost Land-Based Missile Defense Systems

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has called on other U.S. military services to send more land-based missile defense assets to the field to allow the Navy to use its fleet for other vital missions, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. The Navy deploys some of its destroyers and other ships to defend sites ashore against air-and-missile threats.

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Navy Tactical Networks Program Office Confirms Alignment With Maritime Superiority Plan

The U.S. Navy's Tactical Networks Program Office or PMW 160 verified the alignment of its efforts with the chief of naval operations' maritime superiority plan after a recent review. The office concluded that its efforts support A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority Version 2.0., fostering future plans to boost the fleet's network capacities, the Navy said Wednesday.

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Navy Eyes Potential Contract for Large Surface Ship

The U.S. Navy is awarding a contract for the construction of a large surface combat ship as part of a plan to complete a 355-ship fleet, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Rear Adm. Ronald Boxall, the Navy's director of surface warfare, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has proposed the contract be awarded in fiscal year 2023.

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Top Navy Officer Unveils New Strategy to Accelerate Tech Development, Deployment

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released the updated version of his strategy document detailing major changes in how the U.S. Navy will acquire and field new technologies, USNI News reported Monday. Richardson’s Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0 aims to speed up the development, testing, fielding of tools, weapon systems and ships, among other assets of the service branch.

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