Services Emphasize Readiness,
But Fiscal Challenges Loom Large
Senior Navy and Marine Corps officers said the naval services would focus on maintaining ready and capable forces forward deployed and prepared to respond to an uncertain world...
Official: Budget Realities
Crimp Navy Weapons Plans
The Navy is doing its best to balance the weapon needs of the fleet with the realities of today’s budget environment, which sometimes means deferring capabilities until the money becomes available...
SECNAV: More Budget Cuts a Certainty
Over the next six months, the Navy will have to cut $4.3 billion from its operations and maintenance budget and $6 billion from investment accounts this year, Secretary Ray Mabus said April 10. After that, the service can start worrying about more cuts coming in 2014.
Maritime Panel Touts Strength
of U.S.-flag Sealift Resources
A panel of maritime industry executives outlined the strengths and challenges facing the U.S.-flag shipping fleet during a roundtable discussion April 10 at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Md., and were urged to get the word out about the work the industry does to serve the transportation needs of the U.S. military.
NACRA Helping Rotary-Wing
Community Keep Pace
The director of the Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) offered an overview of the relatively new and somewhat obscure agency geared toward testing and advancing rotary-wing technology...
Navy: Energy Weapons Ready for Ships
After decades of research and development, senior Navy officials say energy weapons finally are ready for use aboard ships.
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