Entries by John Sarao

The Navy Gave Me A Sneak Peek of Its Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Ever

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-navy-gave-me-sneak-peek-its-most-powerful-aircraft-21508?page=show The United States Navy will commission the first of a new generation of aircraft carriers into service later this month on July 22. When she is commissioned, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will represent the future of naval aviation and will be the most advanced and capable aircraft carrier ever built. With Ford’s imminent commissioning ceremony coming […]

Frigate competition wide open: Navy specs reveal major design shift By: David B. Larter, July 10, 2017 (Photo Credit: Austal USA)

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-navy-releases-specs-for-a-proposed-guided-missile-frigate-a-break-from-the-littoral-combat-ship?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Breaking%20News%207.10.17&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Breaking%20News WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is looking for inputs from industry on a new multimission guided-missile frigate adapted from existing ship designs, a major departure from its modular littoral combat ship, according to a request for information released Monday. The RFI lays out a ship that opens the door to almost any existing design that can […]

5 things to know about Richard Spencer, Navy secretary nominee

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/the-intel/sd-me-spencer-navy-20170605-story.html Navy secretary nominee Richard Spencer (Courtesy of Center for A New American Security) Jeanette SteeleContact Reporter President Donald Trump unveiled his second nominee for secretary of the Navy late last week, and it was a name that had been rumored for months. Richard V. Spencer, a finance executive with roots in military philanthropy, will […]

Florida delegates ask for money to bring aircraft carrier to Mayport

http://jacksonville.com/news/military/2017-03-20/florida-delegates-ask-money-bring-aircraft-carrier-mayport Florida’s entire congressional delegation attempted to breath life back into the idea of bringing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Mayport Naval Station by sending a letter to the Department of Defense on Monday asking for money to upgrade the vessel basin to accommodate the Navy’s largest surface ships.  The letter stresses the importance of […]

414 Ships, No LCS: MITRE’s Alternative Navy

By SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.on February 10, 2017 at 4:47 PM https://breakingdefense.com/2017/02/414-ships-no-lcs-mitres-alternative-navy/  WASHINGTON: The Navy needs a vastly larger fleet — 414 warships — to win a great-power war, well above today’s 274 ships or even the Navy’s unfunded plan for 355, the think-tank MITRE calculates in a congressionally-chartered study. That ideal fleet would include: […]

U.S., Canada Partner on Model, Test Activities to Support Heavy Polar Icebreaker Acquisition

http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/20170210-icebreaker.html Posted: February 10, 2017 4:58 PM WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Canadian governments on Feb. 7 established a partnership that will enable the U.S. Coast Guard heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program to test and validate potential heavy polar icebreaker design models at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) in St John’s, Newfoundland, the Coast Guard […]

To Fix the Department of the Navy – Kill the Mabus Legacy

by Gary Anderson Journal Article | January 2, 2017 – 10:10am http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/to-fix-the-department-of-the-navy-kill-the-mabus-legacy To Fix the Department of the Navy – Kill the Mabus Legacy Gary Anderson Global warming and political incorrectness are the greatest threats to the United States, and it is the job of America’s Navy to protect us from those threats. For the […]

Ignoring budget caps, Navy issues new call for larger fleet By Jared Serbu | @jserbuWFED December 19, 2016 5:30 am

http://federalnewsradio.com/dod-reporters-notebook-jared-serbu/2016/12/ignoring-budget-caps-navy-issues-new-call-larger-fleet/#more-1209162 Almost exactly one year ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter rebuked his Navy secretary, Ray Mabus, for submitting budget plans that Carter believed put too much emphasis on quantity over quality. Mabus evidently hasn’t been persuaded: the final force structure assessment prepared under his watch calls for a significantly bigger fleet than the Navy’s own […]

Navy Adjusts LCS Class Crewing, Readiness and Employment

From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet SAN DIEGO (NNS) — The Navy announced Sept. 8 it will implement several key changes to the projected 28-ship littoral combat ship (LCS) Flight 0/0+ class over the next five years that will simplify crewing, stabilize testing and increase overseas deployment presence availability. The projected 12 Frigates […]