Entries by John Sarao

Zumwalt Headed to San Diego After Commissioning By Brad Graves – SDBJ Staff

The U.S. Navy plans to send its futuristic destroyer Zumwalt to San Diego after the ship’s Oct. 15 commissioning ceremony in Baltimore. In anticipation of the move, the Navy awarded shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works an $8.75 million contract modification covering products and shipyard services. Half of the work will go to San Diego […]

Navy Announces Elimination of NWU Type I

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=96051 Story Number: NNS160804-12Release Date: 8/4/2016 3:50:00 PM From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — Today, the Navy announced in NAVADMIN 174/16 that it will transition from the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I to the NWU Type III as the service’s primary shore working uniform beginning Oct. 1, 2016. Over the […]

US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships

Last month, the US Navy awarded a contract for the construction of a third large-deck amphibious assault warship. By Franz-Stefan Gady July 20, 2016 http://thediplomat.com/2016/07/us-navy-to-expand-fleet-of-largest-ever-amphibious-assault-ships/ In June, Huntington Ingalls Industries, the United States’ largest military shipbuilder, has been awarded a $273 million contract to build the U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault warship, according to a […]

Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems By Ray Starmann Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were […]

Navy’s $12.9 Billion Carrier Falls Further Behind Schedule

by Anthony Capaccio http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-12/u-s-navy-s-12-9-billion-carrier-falls-further-behind-schedule The USS Gerald R. Ford — the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier and the costliest U.S. warship at $12.9 billion — won’t be delivered until at least November, more than two years late. “During the ongoing testing of developmental systems” on the carrier built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., “first-of-class issues are […]

Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own

Navy Fleets Unable To Fix $500M Ship Maintenance Shortfall On Their Own By: Megan Eckstein July 6, 2016 9:13 AM The Navy fleets have a $500-million ship maintenance budget shortfall leftover from last year that they cannot pay for on their own. Any existing budget slack is already stretched too tight – meaning that $500-million […]

Latest Warship Encounter Brings Russian Protest

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/06/28/russia-navy-destroyer-frigate-gravely-yaroslav-mudry-neustrashimy-mediterranean-truman-carrier-collision-encounter/86481616/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense%20EBB%2006-29-16&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News6:49 p.m. EDT June 28, 2016 WASHINGTON — The latest Russian-US kerfuffle at sea appears to feature a US warship making a close-in, high-speed pass on a Russian ship — but there may be more to the story than what a one-minute and two-second video shows. The incident took place June 17 […]

The Marines will remove the word ‘man’ from these 19 job titles

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/06/27/marines-remove-word-man-these-19-job-titles/86438594/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense+EBB+6-28-16&utm_term=Editorial+-+Early+Bird+Brief Gina Harkins, Marine Corps Times6:55 p.m. EDT June 27, 2016 Thousands of Marines serving throughout the infantry and in other key positions are about to get new gender-neutral job titles, but the service’s top leaders are pushing to leave the word “man” in some of its most iconic occupations. In all, the Marine Corps […]

New US Navy Aircraft Carrier Will Launch Fighters Using Electromagnetic Force

http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1679236-electromagnetic-carrier-catapult-f-18 By Kris Osborn, Scout.com, 16 Jun 16 Next year, the Navy plans to use electromagnetic force to launch an F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet up into the sky off of the deck of its emerging next-generation aircraft carrier next year – the USS Gerald R. Ford. An operational launch of the Navy’s Electro-Magnetic Aircraft […]