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*+-The Navy is preparing to build its new LXR amphibious assault ship in order to meet the fast-rising need for amphibs across the globe, Congressional sources said. Efforts to begin the process of production and delivery of the new ship come as the service is finalizing its plans to start a competition to build the […]

*+-  Lawmakers have added $60 million toward submarine upgrades to include unmanned aerial vehicles, torpedo enhancements and combat systems modernization. The funding initiative, which moved the $60 million from Navy destroyer modernization over to submarine research and development, was put in place during the 2016 defense bill mark up by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., chairman […]

*+-A government watchdog group has released a new report saying ongoing Navy plans and debates about how to build a first-of-its kind carrier launched drone could wind up creating serious cost and resourcing challenges. The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, report also says continued deliberations about the scope of the drone’s requirements are substantially delaying […]

*+-The House Armed Services Committee added money to the 2016 defense bill to keep the Tomahawk Block IV missile production line open even after the Navy had chosen to close it. Committee leaders included funding to order 198 Tomahawk Block IV missiles despite plans by the Navy to pursue a next-generation land attack weapon – […]

*+-The Navy has green lighted a plan that allows sailors to stop carrying their work and personal phones. Navy leaders authorized mobile software for Defense Department-issued phones that will separate a user’s official calls, messages and images from their personal ones. Newly issued devices, starting with Apple’s iPhone 5S and 6 models running IOS 8, […]