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Navy Funds Two More DDG 51 Destroyers

The Navy on Wednesday funded two more DDG 51 Arleigh-Burke Class destroyers, bringing the number to eight out of ten awarded through a pair of…



Ships from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navy transit in formation during an exercise in the East Sea on March 8, 2016. (Photo by Ed Thompson/U.S. Navy)

Navy Likely to Seek Fleet-Size Increase

The Navy will likely ask Pentagon and congressional leaders to support a significant increase in the size of its fleet to meet fast-emerging threats and…


Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN-777) pulls into Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base at Busan in the Republic of Korea on Feb. 16, 2016. She is the fourth submarine of the Virginia-class, the first class designated and built post-Cold War in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century with improved stealth, surveillance and special warfare capabilities. (Photo by Jermaine Ralliford/U.S. Navy)

Navy Weighs Building More Virginia-Class Subs

Early discussions about increasing production of Tomahawk-armed Virginia-Class submarines are underway as the Navy and lawmakers look for ways to more quickly deliver new high-tech…



The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits alongside the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Murasame-class destroyer JDS Samidare (DD 106) on Feb. 22, 2016, in the Philippine Sea. Providing a ready force supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Stennis is operating as part of the Great Green Fleet on a regularly scheduled 7th Fleet deployment. (Photo by Ryan J. Batchelder/U.S. Navy)

U.S. Navy Eyes Alternatives to Super Carriers

The Navy is considering alternative aircraft carrier configurations for the future as it prepares for its new high-tech, next-generation design to become operational later this…