Archive: Navy/USMC

Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh, JLTV Armor Successful In Tests

Northrop Grumman [NOC] and Oshkosh Defense [OSK] announced their offering for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family has undergone successful armor testing as the Army-Marine Corps program nears selecting competing teams to move forward. Oshkosh and Plasan USA, which was selected to design and engineer the vehicle’s armor in February, conducted ballistic and mine-blast […]

Navy Sees 89 Percent Jump In Cost of A Barrel of Oil Since Start of FY ’08

By Geoff Fein While the nation last week saw fuel prices hit the $143 per barrel mark, the Navy saw its price for oil rise to $170 per barrel, an 89 percent increase in the past nine months, a Navy official said. At the beginning of FY ’08, the Navy was paying $90 per barrel, […]

AeroVironment Awarded $200 Million USSOCOM Contract For Puma AE

AeroVironment Inc. [AVAV] recently said the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected Puma AE as its All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) for its Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) requirement under a contract with a potential total of $200 million. The one-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with four one-year options provides for the […]

Raytheon Marks 100th AESA Delivery, Radar Brings Improvements To Block II F/A-18E/Fs

By Geoff Fein Raytheon [RTN] last week celebrated the delivery of its 100th APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar to the Navy, further demonstrating that the company is successfully delivering the system to the fleet, a company official said. The delivery of the 100th AESA comes one month after the company saw the first […]

Rear Adm. Goddard Removed From Office Amid ‘Personal Misconduct’ Allegations

By Geoff Fein Rear Adm. Chuck Goddard, the program executive officer (PEO) for ships, was removed from office Thursday following a Navy Inspector General’s (IG) report that substantiated allegations of personal misconduct against him, the Navy said. "The allegations involved inappropriate personal behavior with a subordinate in a social setting while on official travel," Rear […]

BAE-Lockheed Martin Partner To Develop ERM For Navy

By Geoff Fein Banking on their experience and success with the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) and the Advanced Gun System (AGS), BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin [LMT] are partnering to develop a 5-inch precision-guided Extended Range Munition (ERM) for the Navy. The partnership, made public yesterday, will rely on lessons the two companies […]

SOCJFCOM Aims To Improve SOF-Conventional Force Integration

By Ann Roosevelt Special Operations Command-Joint Forces Command (SOCJFCOM) works to improve how Special Operations Forces (SOF) and conventional forces operate together to benefit warfighter readiness, the commander said. Much of the work is to "ensure different elements of military power talk to each other," Army Col. Wesley Rehorn, SOCJFCOM commander, said at the recent […]

Ship Crews Finding Fuel Conservation A Rewarding Experience

By Geoff Fein With the cost of oil continuing to rise and no limit on how high the dollar per barrel figure might go, sailors in the Navy’s fleet have begun to take matters into their own hands seeking out ways to cut back on fuel consumption. One effort touted by Naval Sea Systems Command […]

For CG(X) To Be Successful It Should Be A Mod Repeat of DDG-1000, Official Says

By Geoff Fein The Navy’s next-generation cruiser, CG(X), must be built as a mod repeat, its subsystems should be flexible and the ship and the combat systems should be developed as an integrated effort, a former Northrop Grumman [NOC] official said. Speaking at last month’s American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) conference in Arlington, Va., […]

Boeing Installs Engines On First P-8A Poseidon

Boeing [BA] last month installed two CFM56-7B engines on the Navy’s first P-8A Poseidon, closely following the aircraft’s wing-to-body join and "power on" milestones, according to Boeing. Following final functional checks, the Boeing-led Poseidon industry team will conduct initial engine runs. Boeing will deliver the first test aircraft to the Navy in 2009, the company […]