The U.S. Navy has built 27 Ticonderoga-class AEGIS cruisers from 1980-1994 with 21 still in service, retired, and one laid up. These are the warships that often ride “Shotgun” to the aircraft carriers...
Author Archives : Peter Ong
24 Jul 2021
The Boeing MQ-25A “Stingray” is being built as an unmanned tanker to fly off aircraft carriers and refuel US Navy and US Marine Corps jets, but will the US Navy create an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) as originally planned ?
10 Jul 2021
USSOCOM’s PEO Maritime presented updates on ongoing Naval Special Warfare (NSW) programs during SOFIC 2021 Virtual Expo. Peter Ong reports on what caught his attention.
17 Jun 2021
Line 3 shows FIRES (+48) Tactical Tomahawk missiles for $96 million as a U.S.M.C. Unfunded ...
25 May 2021
The U.S. Navy has received $1 million dollars from Congress to start research and development in FY2021 for a successor to the current Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN).
23 May 2021
At SOFIC 2021, United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) presented the concept of an amphibious MC-130J “Commando II” special forces transport turboprop aircraft called “MAC”
14 May 2021
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has acquired the Switchblade 600, an improved loitering munition compared to the Switchblade 300 made by AeroVironment.
14 May 2021
Acusonic by Thales detects incoming fire from about 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) away for “large caliber small arms fire.” This acoustic direction-finding sensor system can be mounted on army armored vehicles and small naval maritime vessels.
26 Apr 2021
As the Pentagon and Congress grapple on determining what to build to meet the “500-ship U.S. Navy goal,” a couple of years-old ideas and artist renderings may lead to a more flexible future for the U.S. Navy’s global operations.
16 Apr 2021
At the end of March, 2021, Naval News asked the U.S. Marine Corps several questions related to Force Design 2030...