Monday, March 6, 2017
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials

Pentagon Blocks Littoral Combat Ship Cost Overrun Info From a GAO Report

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon office that reviews information to determine whether it’s classified has blocked publication of potentially embarrassing data on cost overruns for the first two vessels...

March 6, 2017
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Thursday, March 2, 2017
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Aboard New Aircraft Carrier, President Trump Calls for ‘Major Expansion’ of Navy Fleet

By Ayesha Rascoe NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 2 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants a U.S. military buildup of more ships and planes to “project American...

March 2, 2017
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Thursday, January 5, 2017
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Trump’s 350-Ship Navy Could Cost $25 Billion Per Year

The U.S. Navy is looking at an average annual cost of nearly $21 billion to reach its goal of 308 battle force ships, about one-third more than amount of annual...

January 5, 2017
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Friday, December 16, 2016
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Assessment Says U.S. Navy Needs 355-Ship Fleet

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Friday the U.S. Navy needs a fleet of 355 ships to protect America and its interests around the world. The need for the larger...

December 16, 2016
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

U.S. Navy Shipbuilders Ready for Trump’s 350-Ship Expansion Plan

By Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald...

December 4, 2016
Total Views: 33

Monday, September 19, 2016
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U.S. Senators McCain, Reed Target $29 Billion Littoral Ship for More Changes

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Senate’s two top defense policy lawmakers want the U.S. Navy to make additional major changes to the service’s troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program...

September 19, 2016
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Thursday, September 8, 2016
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The U.S. Navy’s Largest, Most Expensive, and Most Advanced Destroyer Ever Leaves Shipyard

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy, has departed Bath Iron Works shipyard where it has been under...

September 8, 2016
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Trump To Build 350 Ship Navy (Fails To Mention Merchant Marine OR USCG)

by Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) Donald Trump is proposing an Army as big as the one President George W. Bush sent into Iraq and Afghanistan and a Navy with dozens more...

September 8, 2016
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Pentagon Orders Review of Troubled New Carrier

by Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer has ordered an independent review of the $12.9 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, citing a list of actual and potential deficiencies with the...

August 29, 2016
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The U.S. Navy’s New $12.9 Billion Carrier Isn’t Ready for Warfare

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford — the most expensive warship ever built —...

July 20, 2016
Total Views: 35

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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U.S. Navy: $6.3 Billion for New Oilers and Amphibious Assault Ships

The Navy has awarded two key contracts related to its future amphibious operations and replenishment capabilities that if fully exercised could be worth a combined $6.3 billion. The first contract was awarded to...

July 6, 2016
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Friday, May 20, 2016

The U.S. Navy Has Taken Delivery of Its Most Advanced Destroyer Ever

The Navy on Friday accepted delivery of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy’s next-generation multi-mission surface destroyers. DDG 1000 is designed for operations in the...

May 20, 2016
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Maritime News

Huntington Ingalls CEO Urges Speedup of U.S. Navy’s Next Amphibious Ship Program

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) – Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Chief Executive Mike Petters urged the U.S. Navy to accelerate its new LX(R) dock landing ship program to...

March 29, 2016
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Monday, February 8, 2016
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
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U.S. Navy Urged to Slow LCS Deployments Until More Testing

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Two top senators on defense issues say U.S. Navy leaders should consider delaying deployment of the new Littoral Combat Ship and tone down their effusive...

February 8, 2016
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

U.S. Navy’s New Fast Transport Ships Can’t Stand Buffeting From High Seas

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy is spending millions of dollars to repair new high-speed transport ships built by Austal Ltd. because their weak bows can’t stand buffeting...

January 14, 2016
Total Views: 41

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Transition and Launch of the Guided Missile Destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

On December 12th, 2015 the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer the Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) was launched from Pascagoula, Mississippi. The guided missile destroyer is named in honor of South Carolina native...

December 24, 2015
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during sea trials
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U.S. Defense Secretary Orders Fewer Ships, More Jets

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered U.S. Navy leaders to buy fewer ships so the service can spend more on jets such as the F-35...

December 17, 2015
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Ahoy, the Navy’s New $4 Billion Experiment

(Bloomberg View) — The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer did something amazing this week: It floated. As absurd as it sounds, it was worth finding out whether this $4-billion-plus boondoggle is...

December 10, 2015
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WATCH: First Footage of Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) at Sea

The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine on Monday for its first at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean. Here...

December 8, 2015
Total Views: 42

Monday, December 7, 2015
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Ship Photos of the Day – U.S. Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer DDG 1000 Heads to Sea

The U.S. Navy’s new stealth warship DDG 1000 headed down the Kennebec River and out to sea for the time Monday for a series of sea trials. The future USS...

December 7, 2015
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