Archive: Navy/USMC

Artist graphic of the Saab and Damen Shipyards team's Walrus Submarine Replacement Program offering. (Image: Saab)

Saab And Damen Reveal Details Of Dutch Sub Offering

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherlands’ Damen Shipyards revealed details on Tuesday about their offering for the Netherlands Walrus Replacement Program (WRES). The Royal Netherlands Navy currently has four Walrus-class expeditionary attack submarines that first came into service in the 1990s. In 2014 the government determined it needed to procure new replacement submarines to enter into […]

Artist's concept of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
(Image: BAE Systems)

Canada Chooses Lockheed Martin Type 26 Team For New Naval Ship

Canada selected the Lockheed Martin [LMT]-led team offering the Type 26 ship as its preferred bidder for the Royal Canadian Navy’s next naval ship, the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). Lockheed Martin partnered with BAE Systems to bid for the CSC with BAE’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS). Other team partners include Canada’s CAE, L3 Technologies [LLL], Canada’s […]

USS Washington (SSN 787), a Virginia-class submarine, completing initial sea trials. Photo: Ashley Major/Huntington Ingalls Industries.

CBO Says Navy’s 30-Year Plan Would Cost A Third More Than Service Estimates

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Thursday finding the Navy’s plan to increase shipbuilding to get toward 355 ships would cost a third more than the service estimates when including all costs in shipbuilding. Whereas the Navy’s plan estimated new ships would cost about $631 billion over 30 years with an average […]


Navy Releases RFP For NGEN-R SMIT

The Navy released the final Service, Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Request for Proposals (RFP) on Thursday under the service’s Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete (NGEN-R). SMIT is one of the two components in the NGEN-R, the follow-on to the Navy’s current enterprise-wide information technology services contract vehicle, NGEN. NGEN provides IT services to the […]

A rendering of the Knifefish unmanned underwater vehicle which will be deployed from the littoral combat ship to sweep mines. Illustration: General Dynamics.

NAVSEA Developing New MCM Unmanned Vessel

Annapolis, Md. — Last week Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) got the Pentagon’s approval to develop a new common mine countermeasures (MCM) unmanned surface vehicle (USV). The Navy is looking to make a common modular vehicle that can accommodate at least three counter-mine payloads: mine hunting; sweeping; and neutralization, a Navy official said here Tuesday […]

CyPhy’s Tethered Drones Provide Limitless Uptime to Army, Navy

Drones can be used for covert surveillance, attacks, refueling, patrolling, inspection, and any number of other tasks that benefit from a portable aircraft with an operator kept out of harm’s way. The U.S. Army and Navy Special Operations Forces use drones from CyPhy Works to get around one of the big hindrances with most unmanned […]

James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN (RD&A)). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Geurts: Navy Needs To Use More OTAs, Rapid Acquisition

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Navy’s top acquisition official on Tuesday said the service needs to continue using more fast acquisition tools to better pivot to new threats. He singled out other transaction authorities (OTAs): acquisition instruments other than contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements that aim to provide more streamlined ways to work on prototype projects […]

Artist rendering of LHA 8 Bougainville amphibious assault ship. Huntington Ingalls said that increase volume on the Bougainville helped contribute to higher sales in the second quarter. Rendering by HII.

HII Starts Building Next Amphibious Assault Ship

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] started fabrication of the future USS Bougainville (LHA-8) at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., on Oct. 15. The ship is largely being produced in the Pascagoula facility and it is scheduled to be delivered by 2024. LHA-8 is set to be the first Flight I LHA Replacement Program ship and third […]

BF-17, Major Richard "BC" Rusnok & BF-18, LtCol Jon "Miles" Ohma

Majority of F-35 Aircraft Cleared For Flight After Fuel Tube Tests

Less than a week after the Pentagon’s entire fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters was temporarily grounded to investigate a suspect fuel tube, the majority of the aircraft are back to flight-ready status, officials said Oct. 15. More than 80 percent of domestic and internationally based F-35s have been cleared and returned to flight operations, […]