Archive: Navy/USMC

Serco Awarded $51 Million Contract For Shipboard CIWS Support

IT service management company Serco, Inc. said on Tuesday it’s been awarded a $51 million single-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue providing installation support for Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard vessels. The contract has a one-year base period plus four one-year option periods, with a ceiling value […]

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force guided-missile destroyer JS Atago (DDG-177) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton)

Japan Intercepts Target Missile In First Aegis SM-3 IB Test

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer successfully conducted its first Aegis missile defense intercept test with the Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-3 Block IB off the coast of Hawaii on Tuesday. The test, called Japan Flight Test Mission-05 (JTFM-05), aimed to demonstrate a successful engagement of a target missile from the Japanese destroyer JS Atago […]

A row of TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters waits on the runway at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, June 9, 2014.

Industry Spooled Up For Navy Helicopter Trainer Competition

Hard at work on a formal set of requirements, the U.S. Navy is not saying much about its effort to replace its aging TH-57 training helicopter, but the competition is already spooling up. Based on a draft request for proposals published in October, the Navy is in the market for a commercial, off-the-shelf replacement for […]


Marine Corps Issues Stop Work Order For SAIC’s Amphibious Assault Vehicles

The Marine Corps has issued a stop work order to SAIC [SAIC] for its Amphibious Assault Vehicles limiting the number of future deliveries as officials evaluate the program ahead of an imminent replacement by BAE Systems’ Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), according to top company officials. SAIC officials said during a Monday earnings call the stop […]


Navy Extends NGEN Another Year

The Navy awarded Perspecta a $787 million contract on Wednesday to extend the current Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract for another year through September 2019. As the incumbent, Perspecta provides the Navy NGEN services through its U.S. public sector business it inherited from DXC Technology [DXC], which itself took Hewlett Packard’s [HP] Enterprise Services […]

Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Design Review Of Navigation System For Navy

Northrop Grumman [NOC] said on Wednesday that it has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) of the Navy’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module and will begin producing 10 pre-production units. The WSN-12 is set to be installed on all DDG-, CG-, CVN-, and SSN-class vessels. The Inertial Sensor Module, a primary subsystem of the WSN-12, includes […]

Vice Admiral William R. Merz, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (OPNAV N9). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Next FSA In 2019, But Interim Copy To Inform FY ’20 Budget

The Navy plans to complete the next Force Structure Assessment (FSA) in 2019, but it will first complete an interim report to help inform the next defense budgeting cycle, a top Navy official said today. The interim report will be pulled together “just to review of any indications of changes so we can inform the […]

An artist's rendering of the U.S. Navy's future Columbia-class submarine. (Photo: U.S. Navy )

Columbia Sub In Good Shape, But May Require More Oversight, CNO Says

The Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine is currently in good shape but the program has little room for error and may require tighter oversight, the Chief of Naval Operations said on Wednesday. “I say [the program is] on track and that’s true, but it is right on track. And so we need to find some margin […]

Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. The cutter was built by the former Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company and was commissioned in 1977. Photo: Coast Guard

Planned Heavy Polar Icebreaker Fleet Pegged At $10 Billion; Program Faces Risks, GAO Says

The estimated life-cycle costs for the Coast Guard’s planned fleet of three heavy polar icebreakers is $9.8 billion and the program faces a number of risks, including design, technology, cost and schedule, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The cost estimate includes acquisition, operations and maintenance of the icebreakers over […]