Archive: Navy/USMC

Textron Wins $314 Million Mod For LCAC 109 – LCAC 123

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on Friday awarded Textron Inc. [TXT] a $314 million modification for additional work on Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)-100 craft LCAC-109 – 123. The SSC LCAC-100-class vessels aim to replace the existing fleet of hovercraft vehicles that are reaching the end of their service […]

GAO Says Navy Maintenance Delays Grew In 2018, Three SSNs Not Certified To Dive

Despite the Navy’s changing efforts to decrease its surface and submarine maintenance backlog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the backlog grew in 2018 while a top Navy official admitted three attack submarines (SSNs) are no longer certified to dive after long maintenance delays. GAO released an updated study of Navy readiness and maintenance concurrently […]

Marine Corps Selects 4 Companies For Next-Gen Handheld Targeting Program

The Marine Corps has selected four companies to bring its next-generation handheld targeting system to life, with the goal of working toward development of prototype systems to replace its legacy trackers, officials said Thursday. BAE Systems, Elbit Systems of America, Fraser Optics and Northrop Grumman [NOC] were awarded Other Transaction Authorities to study system capabilities […]

Camp Lejeune Facilities Rebuild To Cost Over $3.6 Billion

The Commandant of the Marine Corps told senators on Wednesday that the cost to replace or repair dozens of Marine Corps buildings damaged by Hurricane Florence will reach upward of $3.6 billion. Gen. Robert Neller told a joint hearing with the Senate Armed Services subcommittees on seapower and readiness and management support that although the […]

MDA Scores SM-3 IIA Hit Using Japan Aegis Model

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Navy successfully intercepted an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target with an Aegis Ashore-launched Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor in the Pacific Ocean this week using an Aegis configuration being developed for Japan. This operational live fire flight test, called Flight Test Integrated-03 (FTI-03), used an air-launched IRBM […]

GD-BIW Launches Last Zumwalt-class Destroyer

General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) launched the last Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), on Dec. 9 at its facility in Bath, Maine. The U.S. Navy underscored the process of launching a ship takes several days to move it from a land-level facility to the dry dock, then slowly flood the […]

LCS-15 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The future Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Billings (LCS-15) finished acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, the last major milestone before ship delivery, prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Monday. LCS-15 is the eighth Freedom-variant LCS built by Lockheed Martin and its shipbuilder partner Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin. The ship is expected to be delivered […]

U.K. Reveals Three Type 31e Frigate Builders Shortlist

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday announced the three competitors to build the planned Type 31e general purpose frigate for the Royal Navy. The ministry awarded contracts worth up to $6 million to teams led by BAE System, Babcock, and Atlas Elektronik UK to fund the next stage of their plans. The government […]