Archive: Navy/USMC

AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar array at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. Photo: Raytheon.

Navy Conducts Third Successful AMDR Test

The Navy last week said it successfully conducted a third air and ballistic missile defense flight test set with the AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) on Thursday off the west coast of Hawaii. This test, called Vigilant Talon, started when a short-range ballistic missile target and multiple air-to-surface cruise missile targets were launched […]

Visible damage to the USS John S. McCain’s (DDG-56) port side following a collision with the Alnic MC near the Straights of Malacca and Singapore. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released.

HASC Members See Forward Deploying Forces Contributing To DDG Collisions

Members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on Thursday pushed two high-level Navy officials over recent ship collisions and how forward deploying forces in part contributed to recent mishaps in the Seventh Fleet area of operations this year. At a joint hearing of the Seapower and Projection Forces and Readiness subcommittees, Seapower Subcommittee Chairman […]

Visible damage to the USS John S. McCain’s (DDG-56) port side following a collision with the Alnic MC near the Straights of Malacca and Singapore. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released.

Navy To Issue Heavy Lift Task Order To Transport DDG-56 To Japan

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said Wednesday it intends to issue a task order for the salvage patching and heavy lift transport of the damaged USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) to a naval facility in Japan. In August, DDG-56, an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyer, collided with a commercial vessel near the Straights of Malacca and […]

Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy. Photo: U.S. Navy.

Spencer Names Industry Members To Navy Strategic Readiness Panel

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer revealed four private industry players and one national lab as participants in a second Navy review on recent ship collisions.   Spencer said the Navy has reached out to companies “who have gone through various different meaningful events and come out the other side” for their perspective. The industry […]

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee

Thornberry Predicts CR But More Money For Missile Defense

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said he thinks Congress will pass a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December and could add additional money for missile defense and readiness. Thornberry expects the three-month long CR to fund the government past the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 but […]

Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy. Photo: U.S. Navy.

Navy Secretary Directs Second, Independent, Surface Incident Review

Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has formed an independent subject matter expert team to operate a Strategic Readiness Review as one of the responses to recent surface fleet collision incidents., the Navy said last Friday. This review is set to proceed concurrently with, and complementary to, the Comprehensive Review led by U.S. Fleet Forces […]

Artist conception of the Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN-ALQ-248 system on an MH-60 helicopter pod designed to better detect and respond to anti-ship missiles. Image: Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Missile Detection System Passes Initial Navy Review

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] helicopter-based anti-ship missile detection system passed the U.S. Navy’s first review, the company said Tuesday. The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system passed a Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating sustained performance. The Navy first awarded Lockheed Martin a $42 million AOEW contract in late 2016 as […]

The USS George Washington (CVN-73) arrives at HII’s Newport News Shipbulding Aug. 4 for its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). Photo: John Whalen/HII.

HII Finalizes CVN-73 Midlife Refueling and Overhaul Contract, Work Starts

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) last Friday awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Newport News Shipbuilding a $2.8 billion execution contract for the Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). HII noted an RCOH availability embodies 35 percent of all the modernization, repairs, and maintenance in a carrier’s 50-year service […]

An SM-3 Block IIA missile interceptor is launched from the USS John Paul Jones in a Feb. 2017 test called SFTM-1. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

Raytheon Nabs $614 Million Modification For 17 SM-3 Block IIAs, Decreasing Contract Value

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $614 million modification to produce 17 Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missiles and other associated work, reducing the overall contract overall value. The Aug. 28 modification directed Raytheon to build  the missiles, perform production support and engineering efforts, obsolescence monitoring, technical baseline engineering support, quality assurance […]

Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion during a flight-test. Photo: U.S. Navy

Lockheed Martin Receives CH-53K Low-Rate Production Award

The Marine Corps on Thursday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $304 million low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract for two CH-53K helicopters, another milestone in the $27 billion program for the service’s new heavy lift aircraft. The Pentagon in April approved the Navy’s request to move into the production and deployment phase for the CH-53K King […]