Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Navy Conducts 1st F-35C Flight Operations Aboard USS Carl Vinson Carrier

The U.S. Navy‘s first F-35 Joint Striker Fighter variant underwent a flight exercise Oct. 18 aboard an aircraft carrier off the Southern California coast as the aircraft prepares to reach initial operating capability. F-35C Lightning II from the Strike Fighter Squadron 125 performed launch and recovery operations on the USS Carl Vinson as part …

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James Mattis Asks Congress to Authorize New BRAC Round

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called on Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, DoD Buzz reported Friday. “We have studied shortcomings of previous rounds and are confident the savings generated by a new BRAC in 2021 would save $2 billion or more annually,” Mattis wrote in the …

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Report: Navy to Start Decommissioning Oldest Cruisers in 2020

The U.S. Navy plans to decommission its 11 oldest cruisers over a six-year period, starting with the USS Mobile Bay and USS Bunker Hill guided missile ships in 2020, Defense News reported. A decommissioning schedule obtained by Defense News says the 11 Ticonderoga-class cruisers will leave the Navy fleet by 2026, when they reach …

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Navy to Conduct USS Washington Submarine Commissioning

The U.S. Navy will hold a commissioning ceremony on Oct. 7 for the USS Washington fast attack submarine that Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding company delivered in May. Acting Navy Undersecretary Thomas Dee will deliver the principal address during the ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, which will also feature ship sponsor …

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Navy Applies Collaborative IT Contracting Process

The U.S. Navy has initiated a new acquisition process for information technology products and services that involves coordination with industry while the contract is being developed, FCW reported Tuesday. Capt. Donald Harder, deputy program executive officer for the Navy’s enterprise information systems, told reporters that the new method has been in …

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Senate Approves $700B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Senate on Monday approved through an 89-8 vote a bill that would authorize $700 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Monday. The FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act would allocate $640 billion for the Defense Department’s base budget and $60 billion in war funds. The …

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