To respond to China, the US Navy will profoundly modify the structure of its fleet

After 8 months of waiting, the new US Navy Shipbuilding Plan will be presented to US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper next week. It will not be ...

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Commissioning of the Aegis Ashore anti-missile system in Poland again delayed by two years

The entry into operational service of the NATO anti-ballistic missile defense site in Poland was once again delayed by two years. Initially scheduled for 2018, then for…

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US Navy planning in the midst of a storm

The future format of the US Navy, and by corollary the planning for the construction of ships for the next few years, is the subject of an intense confrontation between the office of the Secretary ...

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The replacement of the Ticonderoga cruisers of the US Navy finally defined, partially ...

The United States Navy (US Navy) obtained in its 2020 budget that only 7 cruisers of the Ticonderoga class be modernized against 11 initially planned, which is less ...

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The US Navy struggles to define its manufacturing schedule for naval surface units

Like many Western armed forces, the US Navy saw its format noticeably erode during the years 2000 and 2010, and is struggling today to rebalance it with the capabilities of ...

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US military forces prepare for major and simultaneous conflicts

Like most Western armies, the US armed forces had a period of flutter after the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Not only did they have to cope with budget cuts, but they were widely used in asymmetric conflicts, such as in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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US expert questions the relevance of the FFG (X) program

In a report to congressional research services, Defense expert Ron O'Rourke bluntly attacks the FFG (X) program. According to him, the precipitous launch of this program is not based on an effective analysis of the needs of the US Navy, but on the opinions of experts, by nature subjective.

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The US Navy will not be able to follow the progress of the Chinese Navy

This is the admission of helplessness made by the American naval authorities, who seek to extend the operational life of their Ticonderoga cruisers and their first Burke destroyers, so as not to ...

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