Archive: Navy/USMC

Artist's concept of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship bid for Australia's SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Image: BAE Systems.

Navy Confirms New Frigate Nearly $1 Billion Each, 4-6 Concept Awards By Spring

Naval Sea Systems Command confirmed today that each new Guided-Missile Frigate, beyond the first unit, has an expected end cost of $950 million each. This cost, in constant 2018 dollars, is the expected average threshold cost of each ship after the initial hull, Regan Campbell, program manager of the frigate program office (PMS 515) in […]


DoE, Navy, Seek Bids for Naval Nuclear Lab Manager

As part of a joint procurement with the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy last week solicited bids for a potentially 10-year contract to manage the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. Incumbent Bechtel Marine Power Corp. has been on the job since 2009. The current and follow-on contract includes management and operation of DoE’s Bettis Atomic Power […]

Boeing's P-8. Photo: Boeing

India Awards Boeing $251 Million Contract For P-8 Poseidon Training

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved a $251 million contract to Boeing Global Services [BA] to procure the P-8I Training Solution, including a 10-year comprehensive maintenance service, the government said Thursday. The P-8I is India’s variant of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, which the U.S. Navy uses as a long-range maritime patrol and reconnaissance missions […]

U.S. Navy Virginia-class Submarine. Photo: HII

House Sub Backers Push Appropriators For More Virginia-Class Funding

The co-chairs of the Congressional Submarine Caucus and 33 other House members released a letter to the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Wednesday urging the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations bill increase submarine funding to match levels in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. Increasing funding for Virginia-class attack submarines (SSNs) in […]

170725-N-JN784-209 SHOALWATER BAY (July 25, 2017) Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prepare to enter the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) after participating in exercise Talisman Saber 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley/Released)

Updated: Companies Submit Final Amphibious Vehicle Designs To Marine Corps

Final proposals for the next Marine Corps amphibious combat vehicle (ACV) are in ahead of an operational assessment of two prototype designs, one of which should win contract approval in June. BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] – the two contenders to build the ACV 1.1 wheeled ship-to-shore troop carrier – were issued […]

The USS Howard (DDG-83) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer returns to Naval Base San Diego after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean in 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

BAE Wins Two Destroyer Depot Modernization Contracts

The Navy awarded Britain’s BAE Systems two firm-fixed-price contracts for fiscal year 2018 depot modernization period (DMP) availabilities on the USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) Arleigh Burke-class destroyers worth a combined $90 million. A Dec. 26 Defense Department contract announcement said these contracts were awarded on Dec. 22. The Howard modernization is […]

The U.S. Navy submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS-40) transits the Pacific Ocean from Portland, Ore. as it heads back to its home port in Guam following eight months of repairs, maintenance, and improvements. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Submarine Tender USS Frank Cable Finishes Repairs And Heads To Guam

The USS Frank Cable (AS-40) submarine tender finished its planned dry-dock repair availability in Portland, Ore., and steamed to its homeport in Guam on Dec. 21, the Navy said Dec. 28. Vigor Industrial completed $56 million of improvements, maintenance, equipment repairs, and steel renewal over eight months in Portland. The Frank Cable is one of […]

The Triton arriving at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Sept. 18, 2014. Photo: U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman $255 Million Contract For Three More MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft

The Naval Sir Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $255 million modification to produce three Lot 3 low-rate initial production (LRIP) MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Dec. 28. The Triton is planned to be the Navy’s unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft. Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational Triton in November at the […]

The USS Coronado (LCS 4) Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship sailing away. Photo: U.S. Navy

LCS-14 Completes Acceptance Trials

The Austal USA-built future USS Manchester (LCS-14) Littoral Combat Ship finished acceptance trials on December 15, the Navy said Dec. 27. The trials for the seventh Independence-variant LCS included intense comprehensive tests by Austal’s industry team while the ship was in-port and underway in the Gulf of Mexico. This demonstrated the successful operation of the […]