Archive: Navy/USMC

U.S. Joint Forces Command Works Toward Capabilities For Preventing Destabilization

The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) is moving toward solutions to prevent destabilization around the world by developing the desired capabilities to help the United States build partnership capacity, an official said. "The work we’re doing now–fleshing out, is transitioning from the big ideas to a set of capabilities created in the real world to […]

Raytheon Awarded $55 Million To Upgrade Navy Super Hornets With AESA Radar

By Geoff Fein The Navy last month awarded Raytheon [RTN] a contract worth nearly $55 million to retrofit 135 Boeing [BA] F/A-18 Super Hornets with APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar. The first deliveries for 19 aircraft will begin in about 18 months, Dave Goold, director of business development F/A-18 programs, told Defense Daily […]

BAE Awarded $31 Million For USS

The Navy earlier this month awarded BAE Systems a $31 million contract for the maintenance, repair and modernization of the guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), the first to undergo the service’s cruiser modification effort, the company said. "This award complements the important cruiser modernization work we continue to accomplish for the Atlantic Fleet […]

ATK’s BTERM Test A Story of Success And Engine Failure

By Geoff Fein ATK [ATK] this week successfully tested two unguided Ballistic Trajectory Extended Range Munition (BTERM) rounds, but a rocket motor’s inability to fire on the first of two guided BTERM shots delayed further tests. The company was set to test two guided BTERM rounds at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 22, after […]

Lockheed Martin Delivers Third RMMV To Navy

Lockheed Martin [LMT] this month delivered the third production Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV) to the Navy, increasing the mine countermeasures capability for both DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the company said. The first and second RMMV were delivered to the Navy in April and August 2007, respectively, the company […]

ICx Nabs Small Subcontract for Base Security

ICx Technologies [ICXT] received a $777,000 subcontract from BAE Systems to supply six STS-12000 long-range radars for U.S. Marine Corps’ base defense. The radar system provides automated wide-area surveillance, tracking and classification of intruding personnel and vehicles. The STS-12000 is designed for force protection, border surveillance, airport security, perimeter surveillance and other applications. The work […]

Young Presses Army To Fund Three Contractor Teams On JLTV

By Jen DiMascio The Pentagon’s acquisition chief last month urged the Army to allow three industry teams to compete for Army-Marine Corps Humvee replacement program. John Young, the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, reviewed the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program in early December and gave his blessing to proceed with […]

MTC, Marine Corps Cancel Tier II UAS Concept Demonstrator

MTC Technologies [MTCT] will return $683,000 in performance-based payments and pay $474,000 in program costs to the Marine Corps after entering into a cancellation agreement relating to the company’s Tier II Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) concept demonstration program, the company said recently. "Marine Corps Systems Command and MTC Technologies cancelled their contract for a Tier […]

Adm. Keating Urges Chinese To Ease Hostilities, Tensions

Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of the Pacific Command, urged Chinese leaders to improve relations with the United States, during a visit to China. Some military analysts, however, see China becoming steadily more warlike in its actions, bristling with more missiles, aircraft, submarines and ships, and crowding the United States in the Western Pacific. Keating’s comments […]

Upcoming ’08 Tests Could Determine Fate of Navy’s ERM Program

By Geoff Fein In the coming weeks, both ATK [ATK] and Raytheon [RTN] will conduct test shots of their offerings for the Navy’s extended range munition (ERM) program, hoping to demonstrate to the Navy the ability to fire a 5-inch round for Naval Surface Fire Support. Additionally, because of the inability to date of either […]