The Senate Appropriations Committee’s draft fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill expressed skepticism for the speed the Navy is moving to develop a next-generation guided-missile destroyer (DDG(X)) and funding for unmanned vessel programs that is moving too quickly.  The Navy requested almost $ ...

The Senate appropriations committee draft fiscal year 2022 defense bill would fund the Navy’s request of $1.088 billion to build the third Constellation-class frigate, but is wary of plans to add a second shipyard too quickly. In May, the Navy requested about $1.2 billion in funds for a third ...

While visiting India last week, the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) said the U.S. must work with allies and partners to counter China’s growing military capabilities because it cannot outspend China. In response to an Indian media conference call asking about how the U.S. will address China ...

The head of Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky sees the Pentagon focus on the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) region in the specifications for new helicopters it is producing and competing on. “For [Future Vertical Lift, FVL], the Army clearly had the INDOPACOM region in mind when they set the ...

Maritime forces from the U.S., Australia, India and Japan started Phase II of the MALABAR 2021 maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal on Oct. 11, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday. The U.S. Navy is hosting this year’s exercise, which includes various kinds of tactical training, with specific ...