Archive: Navy/USMC

GAO graphic showing fictitious weapon system with embedded software and IT systems that could be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Source: GAO

GAO Warns Of Cyber Security Vulnerabilities In Weapon Systems

The Defense Department is in the stages of improving the cyber security of the weapon systems it develops and the vulnerabilities of these systems are made worse due to their complexity, warns a new report by congressional auditors. The potential risks from these vulnerabilities are huge. “These weapons are essential to maintaining our nation’s military […]

Adm. James Foggo, commander of Allied Joint Forces Command, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Foggo Says NATO Exercise To Deter Russia, Warns About Sub Threat

The Navy’s top admiral in charge of the service’s forces in Europe acknowledged the upcoming Trident Juncture 18 NATO exercise is, in part, aimed at deterring potential Russian actions against the alliance. Adm. James Foggo, commander of Allied Joint Forces Command, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, emphasized in a press briefing […]

Developed by General Motors and the Army, the Colorado ZH2 hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle. Photo: GM

GM Names Retired Army General Charlton As President Of Defense Unit

General Motors [GM] is transitioning its year-old defense subsidiary to a more active role in terms of customer outreach and marketing now that the legal paperwork is out of the way and has named John Charlton, a retired Army two-star general, as president. Charlton and General Motors Defense LLC will be based in Washington, D.C., […]

Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Modly is briefed by Capt. Jeffrey Grimes, commanding officer of Naval Base Guam, during a visit on Sept. 30, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Navy Leadership To See Draft FSA Next Month, Unmanned A Priority

The undersecretary of the Navy said the service’s leadership should be getting a draft of the next Force Structure Assessment (FSA) in November. Then the Navy leaders will have a chance to adjust the report before a final report is released some time next year, Undersecretary Thomas Modly told reporters at a Defense Writers Group […]

An MV-22 Osprey lands aboard the USS New York LPD 21 amphibious transport dock in this Aug. 2014 photo. The ship was built at Avondale and delivered in 2009. Photo: HII

Huntington Ingalls Sells Avondale Shipyard

Four years after closing its shipyard in Avondale, La., Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] on Thursday said the facility has been sold to a joint venture consisting of a terminal operator and redevelopment company. Terms of the sale to Avondale Marine, which consists of T. Parker Host and Hilco Redevelopment Partners, were not disclosed. A spokeswoman […]

An AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) impacting target. (Photo: Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman Wins $171 Million Contract For More AARGMs

Northrop Grumman [NOC] won a $171 million U.S. Navy contract for Lot 7 full rate production of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGMs), the company announced Tuesday. This award covers U.S., Italian Air Force, and Royal Australian Air Force users of the AARGM. The AARGM supersonic, air-launched tactical missile upgrades the legacy Raytheon [RTN] […]

Ethical hackers participate in the Hack the Marine Corps bug bounty program. Photo: HackerOne.

Marine Corps Ethical Hacking Program Discovers 150 Network Security Flaws

Hackers participating in the Pentagon’s latest bug bounty program found 150 unique vulnerabilities in the Marine Corps’ public-facing websites, officials said Wednesday. The Pentagon paid out $150,000 to ethical hackers as part of the Hack the Marine Corps program to find potential areas of exploitation in the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. “Hack the Marine Corps […]

An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is arrested during testing at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

GA Finishes AAG Testing For Greyhounds and Hawkeyes

General Atomics [GA] said Tuesday it and the U.S. Navy have finished performance testing for the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the C-2A Greyhound, E-2C+ Hawkeye, and E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Navy aircraft, taking a step in allowing propeller aircraft to land on the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). This performance […]

Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO)-28 test launches two Trident II D5 missiles from the USS Nebraska off the coast of southern California. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Lockheed Martin Wins Hundreds Of Millions In Trident II Mods

Lockheed Martin [LMT] won hundreds of millions in U.S. Navy contract modifications for work on new procurement of Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) on Sept. 28. The Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs awarded the company a $333 million cost-plus-incentive-fee cost-plus-fixed-fee modification for new procurement of Trident II deployed systems support. The work will largely […]

The first take off of an F-35B form the UK's HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier off the east coast of the U.S. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defence)

First F-35s Land On New UK Carrier

The first F-35Bs landed and took off on the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, last week. On Sept. 25 Royal Navy Commander Nathan Gray and Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Any Edgell were the first pilots to land and take off with an F-35 on the Queen Elizabeth. This was […]