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Marine Corps Kicks Off Bug Bounty Program, Finds 75 Network Vulnerabilities

The Marine Corps is the latest service to kick off a bug bounty program to uncover vulnerabilities in its network, with hackers already discovering 75 security flaws at an event last Saturday. Hack the Marine Corps will run through August 26 and pay ethical hackers to find discover potential areas for cyber exploitation in the […]

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) transiting the Pacific Ocean in 2017. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

HII Awarded $188 Million To Prepare For CVN-74 Overhaul

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $188 million contract for advance planning to prepare for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This award provides for the first year of RCOH advance planning efforts and includes activities like material […]

U.S. Marine Aviation Commanders Failing To Report Accurate Readiness Rates

Marine Corps aviation squadron commanders incorrectly reported the number of aircraft ready for combat, leading to inaccurate accounting of readiness rates across the service’s aviation units, according to the Defense Department watchdog. Of 10 Marine Corps squadrons surveyed by the DoD Inspector General (IG), nine commanders did not report the state of their squadron’s aircraft […]

Industry Officials Question Navy’s Approach To CHAMP Future Auxiliary Ships Program

Officials from several shipbuilding companies expressed concern Thursday that the Navy’s Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-mission Platform (CHAMP) effort to procure future auxiliary ships that would phase out legacy classes and encompass a wider range of requirements may be overlooking critical hull developments in industry. Representatives from Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII], General Dynamics [GD] NASSCO and […]

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the California Army National Guard hovers above Lake Pardee in Ione, California, collecting water in a bucket, April 14, 2018, during wildland firefighting training, a cooperative mission between Cal Guard and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Eddie Siguenza)

Guard Troops, Dozens Of Aircraft Deployed To Fight West Coast Wildfires

At least 1,500 National Guard troops with more than two-dozen aircraft have deployed to fight the wildfires raging through Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The largest of several wildfire burning in California, the Mendocino Complex fire, has charred more than 300,000 acres, or 469 square miles, an area similar in size the Los Angeles, […]

Rex Geveden, CEO of BWX  Technologies. Credit: BWX Technologies

BWXT Chief Doesn’t Foresee Earnings Hit Over Botched Missile Tubes

Botched welding jobs on 12 missile tubes for the Navy’s next-generation ballistic-missile submarine should not materially affect tube-vendor BWX Technologies’ [BWXT] bottom line this year, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. However, it is “too early to tell” whether the gaffe will prevent BWX Technologies (BWXT) from winning more business with the Navy’s Columbia-class submarine […]

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Leonardo: Single Engine TH-119 Packs Twin-Engine Punch For Navy Trainer

With the TH-119, Leonardo Helicopters is offering the U.S. Navy twin-engine performance, power and safety in a single-engine package that is less expensive to buy and maintain. “With the TH-119, we are delivering what we are calling a full-spectrum training helicopter,” Andrew Gappy, Leonardo’s director of Navy, Marine Corps and federal programs, told sister publication RW&I. […]

Last Legacy Super Cobra Enters US Marine Corps Maintenance Program

The last legacy AH-1W Super Cobra entered the Navy’s integrated maintenance program at Camp Pendleton, Calif., in mid-July. Continuing the attack aircraft’s legacy snake nomenclature, W-model Super Cobras are being replaced with the AH-1Z Viper “The technology is more advanced in the Z than the W,” said Cary Mocanu, who manages Fleet Readiness Center Southwest […]

Artist's rendering of a Navy Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite.
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Navy Starts Expanding MUOS Use

The Navy late last week said its next generation narrowband five satellite constellation communication system was approved by U.S. Strategic Command for expanded operational use. This means early-adopted commands in the Navy and Marine Corps can start using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) while on deployment by the fall, mostly in the Pacific region. […]