Navy

Navy secretary vows more money for anti-drone lasers

The Defense Department’s spending on lasers is down, but the need is up.

House authorizers: cut F-35 purchases to fix problems

Their version of the defense policy bill would reduce the Pentagon’s 2025 purchase by 10 jets.

The Navy is embedding info-warfare chiefs in recruiting commands

It’s part of a new initiative to attract and retain young tech talent.

Paparo takes the helm at INDOPACOM

Today is the “most dangerous time,” says outgoing Adm. Aquilino.

Navy slow to adopt modern ship-designing tools, GAO finds

The service is getting in the way of shipbuilders who want to go digital, the watchdog said.

Australia aims to double its naval fleet. Can its plan work?

Questions remain about financial commitment, manpower, schedule, and ability to avoid acquisition missteps.

Giant military manta ray drone passes first ocean test

Manta Ray prototype demonstrates propulsion, steering in step toward “real-world operations.”

Everyone’s V-22s are flying again—and may do so past 2060

As all services emerge from March’s grounding, the program’s manager lays out long-term plans.