Category Archives: Eye on the Navy
USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) deactivated
Damage control is an inherent Navy core competency and one of the most critical elements of Navy warfighting, but the Navy needs to transform the way it controls damage to its ships.
Collisions at sea have something in common – they could have been prevented. With a compass offering 360 different courses to choose from, only a few can put you in contact with another ship.
Commercial off-the shelf (COTS) and open architecture (OA) are driving forces, offering clear benefits for re-configurability, sustainment and affordability. Will new workstations and consoles be processing nodes within a network, or simple terminals that connect a workstation with the central processing hub?
High-powered waterjets are now being employed on warships such as the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Edward Lundquist report.
The U.S. Navy must face uncertain threats.
Even the most sophisticated warship can find herself someplace she doesn’t want to be: aground.
Piracy is nothing new. Basically, it’s maritime crime. It gets difficult to pursue and bring pirates to justice when it occurs in the ungoverned territory of the sea, or under the noses of countries that can’t—or won’t— do anything about it. And it gets scary when you imagine the tactical employment of piracy as a method of terrorism.
Vice Admiral Rod Rempt is the “Old Salt,” shaping young leaders.
That the U.S. Navy needs to maintain its current fleet to the most modern standards, and recapitalize it to provide the right fleet for the future, seems obvious. The analysis concluded that a fleet of about 313 ships is the force necessary to meet all of the demands, and to pace the most advanced technological challengers well into the future, with an acceptable level of risk, Navy leadership says.