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Congress has frozen the construction of several new Littoral Combat Ships until the Navy provides the House and Senate defense committees with specific analytical reports on the program, according to a newly released Congressional budget agreement. The agreement on the National Defense Act for Fiscal Year 2015, which Congress will vote on before Christmas, emerged […]

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China has plans to grow its navy to 351 ships by 2020 as the Chinese continue to develop their military’s ability to strike global targets, according to a new report. The 2014 U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission recommended to Congress the U.S. Navy respond by building more ships and increase its presence in the […]

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A Military​.com reporter and videographer went aboard the USS Forth Worth, also known as Littoral Combat Ship 3, ahead of its deployment to the Pacific to learn about the ship and get a taste of everyday life aboard. Capt. Ken Bridgewater, commanding officer of the Fort Worth, offered a first hand walking tour of the inside […]

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SAN DIEGO — The Navy’s USS Wayne E Meyer guided missile destroyer is preparing for a series of extensive upgrades to make the ship stealthier or less detectable to traditional enemy radar. Having recently returned from a seven-month deployment to the Pacific theater, the Wayne E Meyer will go through what’s called a “maintenance availability” […]

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SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will deploy with an unmanned aircraft system on board for the first time when the USS Fort Worth leaves here next week on deployment to the Pacific region, service officials said. The Fort Worth, or LCS 3, will soon deploy with what’s called a surface warfare […]

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