Stackley: ‘When You Are the World’s Super Power, There Will Always be Tough Times’
An insider’s insider when it comes to defense spending — and the persistent sting of the sequestration cuts — Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research development and acquisition, advised a room full of industry and military leadership on the final day of the 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition that rather than echo themes of “people, power, partnerships … and presence” he would speak on a “far messier topic, and that is politics.”
Marines Say Events in Africa Pose ‘Challenges and Opportunities’
The explosive wave of changes in governments and the security environment in the Middle East and Africa, initiated by the “Arab Spring” outburst of public protests, has significantly changed the U.S. military’s involvement in this volatile region
Navy Plans Ship Maintenance Capability in Rota
With four of its high-tech ballistic missile defense destroyers headed to a new homeport in Rota, Spain, the Navy has decided to set up a ship maintenance capability there as well.
E-2D, Next-Gen Jammer to Alter Future of Strike, Official Says
Incoming assets such as the next-generation jammer and the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye will fundamentally alter how the Navy penetrates airspace and deliver strikes to previously inaccessible targets...
AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II on Track for IOC in 2015
Raytheon’s latest production block of the AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missile is still expected to reach initial operational capability (IOC) in March 2015
Fairbanks Morse Committed to Continuous Training Improvement
Josh Bigham of Fairbanks Morse Engine provided a briefing in the Navy League pavilion on the final day of the 2014 Sea Air Space Exposition to explain the company’s commitment to “continuous improvement” in training and certification in the construction, maintenance and repair of its engines.
Commanders Affirm Commitment to Readiness Despite Fiscal Challenges
Understanding that the real and potential adversaries the nation faces must be met despite tight budgets, a panel of sea services commander affirmed their commitment to perform their missions — and perhaps even enhance their ability to do so in the process.
Navy Food Service Program Strives for Excellence
The commander of the Navy’s Supply Corps highlighted the continuing improvements and modernization efforts of the Navy’s food service program during a an April 9 briefing at the 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition.
Future Unmanned Maritime Systems May Shrink with Their Power Sources
When energy research leads to smaller power sources for unmanned undersea and surface vessels, the vessels may shrink as well.
New Presidential Helo Down-Select Announcement Set for May
The Navy plans to announce in May the prime contractor for the VXX, the next-generation executive transport helicopter for the president of the United States.