U.S. Navy Operations Specialist 1st Class Frederick Robinson, from Abbeville, Louisiana, stands tactical data coordinator (TDC) in the combat information center (CIC) during sea and anchor detail as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departs Azores, Portugal after a brief stop for fuel, October 5, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)

Navy’s new cyber strategy aims to place a premium on non-kinetic capabilities’ role in conflict

"We really need to talk about this a bit more openly," Chris Cleary, the Department of the Navy's principal cyber advisor, told DefenseScoop.
Saturn, imaged Sept. 21, 2023, 01:14 UT at the U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC with the historic 30.5-cm (12-inch) f/15 Clark/Seagmüller refractor and a ZWO ASI183MC CMOS color imager. Note: This image did not come via the Great Equatorial telescope. (USNO image)

Naval Observatory gives rare look through the lens of its ‘prolific’ 150-year-old telescope

DefenseScoop got a firsthand look at the “Great Equatorial," which still supplies the Navy and other Defense Department components with crucial astronomical data.
PEARL HARBOR (June 29, 2022) – The large unmanned surface vessel Ranger arrives at Pearl Harbor to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Demitrius J. Williams)

Navy issues new RFI for large unmanned surface vessel

Naval Sea Systems Command released a sources-sought notice Nov. 3 for the LUSV.
A Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System launches munitions from a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vehicle, attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 59, during Exercise Digital Talon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Stumberg)

Robo-ship from US Navy task force launches missiles in Middle East region

A USV operated by Task Force 59 successfully attacked a target boat with a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System” during an exercise last week, according to U.S.…
U.S. Navy Builder 2nd Class Sean McHugh, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, and U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Austin Brown, assigned to U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Det. Sasebo, pose for a photo during an underwater pile removal operation at Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS), Jan. 10, 2018. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)

Key US Navy shipyard in Japan eyeing large language models, other AI tools

The U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center serves 7th Fleet.