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Navy plans to deploy Project Overmatch capabilities throughout the fleet ‘sooner than later’

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The advanced networking capabilities will be "transformational," according to Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro.

Navy grappling with the future of its unmanned fleet

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The Navy wants to create a “hybrid fleet” that includes a large number of robotics vessels to complement its manned ships, and it is laying the groundwork for such a transformation. However, its new shipbuilding plan and recent comments by senior officials indicate that the future of the unmanned force remains murky. The service is touting the benefits of having cost-effective uncrewed maritime systems that could conduct a variety of…

Navy, Marines leaders hit back at critics of force transformation plans

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Critics of the Navy and Marine Corps’ transformation plans are advocating for forces that would be ineffective and unprepared to meet future warfighting requirements, the services’ top officers suggested Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have slammed the Navy’s fiscal 2023 budget request released last week. It calls for decommissioning 24 ships and buying nine new ones. Doing so would reduce the battle force to about 280 ships,…

Navy issues solicitation for $4.1B CANES shipboard network contract

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The Navy has issued a solicitation for a potential 10-year follow-on contract to buy afloat network devices, spares, laboratory equipment, software and maintenance services. According to a notice published on SAM.gov, the process will result in the award of multiple contracts for the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity procurement, which is known as Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES). CANES is the Navy’s key program for consolidating and replacing its existing afloat…

Navy not reaching 'full potential' on emerging tech, says top admiral

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The Navy’s top admiral wants to push his service to be better in 2022 after what he described as repeated failures to respond to key challenges, including the adoption of emerging technologies, he said Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said the Navy has failed in adopting modern and emerging technologies and facing broad cultural and leadership challenges across the force. His remarks reiterated a “Charge of Command”…