In truth, many view the three Zumwalts as expensive U.S. Navy design failures since their ...
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26 Jul 2020
Leonardo showcased five naval systems for their Middle Eastern Virtual Conference Expo. The Italian-based company broadcasted live via virtual streaming in July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and made the one-hour video available for other viewers via an emailed invitation. Questions were asked at the end of the presentation and those answers are incorporated in the systems’ briefing overview.
22 Jun 2020
The U.S.A.F.’s future bomber force may affect response times in supporting strike missions for U.S.M.C.’s Force Design 2030 and the U.S. Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations
07 Jun 2020
The Dry Combat Submersible (DCS) is about a year from achieving Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for USSOCOM’s US Navy SEALs, Naval News learned during Virtual SOFIC 2020.
17 May 2020
Tension are deescalating in mid-May 2020 in the South China Sea with the withdraw of Chinese and Malaysian ships over a maritime dispute regarding oceanic mineral and oil reserves claimed by Malaysia, China, and Vietnam. The U.S. Navy responded by sending warships in late April: the USS America (LHA-6) and its escorts USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) and USS Barry (DDG-52).
11 Mar 2020
In order to meet current and future combat threat environments, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) based at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, has upgraded its fleet of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems™ (GLDS), Flyer® Defense, family of M1288 Ground Mobility Vehicles (GMV) version 1.1s with new add-on armor kits manufactured by TenCate Advanced Armor™ based in Newark, Ohio.
12 Dec 2019
Austal, builder of the USS Independence-class and Lockheed Martin, builder of the USS Freedom-class LCS, have offered options for a “Frigate-type” LCS with hull lengthening, better weapons, better sensors, and various upgrades for higher performance, lethality, survivability, and C4SIR.