The latest from Christopher P. Cavas

  • Saudi Arabia Eyes Purchasing BMD-Capable Destroyers

    WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia, which has long considered the purchase of American littoral combat ships (LCS) with a lightweight Aegis combat system, is contemplating the acquisition of new DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers that could be fitted with ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability.

  • U.S. Navy Seeks To Streamline Communications, Reduce Antenna Clutter

    A profusion of radomes and antennas clutter the masts and upperworks of many modern warships. Below decks, multiple consoles produced by many manufacturers support different communications networks, each with its own unique purpose. And in the electronic spectrum, all those networks compete for bandwidth to communicate with offboard systems.