Archive: Navy/USMC

Navy Making Significant Investment To Keep Prowlers Flying

By Geoff Fein The Navy is undertaking a number of measures to make sure it can keep its fleet of Northrop Grumman [NOC] EA-6B Prowler’s flying until at least 2012 and as far out as 2018 for the Marine Corps, according to a Navy official. The Marine Corps is also planning to add Northrop Grumman’s […]

Delores Etter, Navy’s Acquisition Chief, Resigns

By Geoff Fein Delores Etter, the Navy’s acquisition chief, resigned Friday to return to teach at the United States Naval Academy, where she had been a professor before taking the job as the service acquisition czar. "She informed her staff of her intentions to resign," a Navy official said. "She intends to return to the […]

Navy Trying To Root Out The Cause of Aviation Cost And Schedule Overruns

By Geoff Fein Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is in the midst of an effort with 11 of its largest industry partners to examine why some programs are facing cost and/or schedule issues. In July, Navy officials, including Delores Etter, the service’s acquisition chief, and Rear Adm. Allen Myers, director air warfare division (N88), briefed […]

Navy Awards Thermo $28.5M for identiFINDERs

The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Thermo Fisher Scientific [TMO] a $28.5 million contract modification to provide for an increase in identiFINDER quantities from 160 to 362. Work will be performed in Germany and is expected to be completed by June 2012. The identiFINDER is a lightweight, handheld device use to identify isotopes when […]

First Lot of Navy’s H-1s To Complete Delivery In Coming Month

After much concern about delays in production deliveries of Bell helicopter Textron’s [TXT] H-1, the program is now delivering to the agreed upon contract schedule and all of the Lot 1 aircraft will be in the Navy’s hands over the next two months, a Marine Corps official said. The Navy has taken delivery of six […]