Congress Must Provide Full Funding for Refueling and Complex Overhaul Modernization (RCOH)
Investing in less than 1% of the defense budget in the modernization of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will mean it will have a 50-year service life to fight terrorism, protect national security and provide humanitarian aid. Learn more:
A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier...
is a very modern, very mobile U.S. military base complete with airfield, hospital, and communications systems from which the U.S. can strike at its enemies in otherwise unreachable locations, project power, conduct diplomacy and provide humanitarian relief.
Highway to the danger drone! ‘Top Gun’ for carrier-based drones wins Navy’s OK
The Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system is just what it sounds like: “Top Gun” for drones. The U.S. Navy issued a “restricted” draft request for proposals for the carrier-based drone on April 17 and has already narrowed down the field of companies vying for chance to work on the project.
Congressmen Visit Forward-Deployed Aircraft Carrier
Nine U.S. representatives from eight states toured the U.S. Navy's forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) April 22 as part of a visit to naval ships, installations and tenant commands operating within Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Navy Seeks Feedback on UCLASS Program
The Navy is intensifying efforts to refine designs specs and select models and technologies for a next-generation carrier-based drone through the release of a draft Request for Proposal, service officials said. The Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program, or UCLASS, will serve intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and precision strike missions.
Presence Matters: A Strong Navy Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Seventy percent of our planet is covered by water. Presence means having the ability to act from the sea. With our aircraft carriers, we don’t rely on access to another nation’s runways; we bring our own. The world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. When our national security is threatened by the existence of a weapons facility or a terrorist camp on the other side of the world, presence matters.