Archive: Navy/USMC

A SM-3 1B launching off a Navy cruiser in Oct. 2013. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

Raytheon Nabs $467 Million MDA Contract For 33 More SM-3 IBs

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $467 million contract to produce, test, and deliver 44 Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IB interceptors, the company said on Wednesday. The company explained this award is the fiscal year 2018 portion of an earlier $2.4 billion contract announcement in 2015 for planned FY ’15 through FY […]

USS Montgomery (LCS-8) conducts a live-fire exercise with its MK 110 57mm Gun as part of the Combat Systems Ship Qualifications Trials (CSSQT) when the crew demonstrates complete operability of the ship's combat systems suite. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Littoral Combat Ships Reach Anti-Sub Milestones And LCS-8 Finishes Trials

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package finished two testing milestones and LCS-8 finished combat system qualification trials, the Navy said this week. The Navy is developing ASW mission packages to give selected LCSs a counter-submarine capability. The first milestone was a 10-day Dockside-1 test event on the Dual-Mode ARay Transmitter (DART) […]

A Multi Mission Combat Ship, based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat shi, with an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. Lockheed has started working on four ships for Saudi Arabia. (Artist rendering: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Nabs $451 Million In More Long-Lead Work On Saudi Surface Combatants

The Naval Sea Systems Command on Monday awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $451 million modification for the long-lead-time and detail design to support building four Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ships for a sale to Saudi Arabia. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull, built at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in […]

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo by Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin Targets $80 Million Price Tag For F-35 By LRIP 14

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW–Lockheed Martin [LMT] has reached a “handshake” agreement on the low-rate initial product lot 11 (LRIP 11) contract for the F-35, according to a program update provided by a company executive on Monday at the Farnborough International Air Show. The company will not confirm specifics of the new deal until the agreement is […]

Sailors board an MV-22 Osprey aircraft to fly from Naval Station Norfolk to Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. for the first all-Navy crew flight. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

First Navy Flight Of The MV-22 Osprey

For the first time, an all-Navy crew flew an MV-22 Osprey, flying from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C., last week. The flight on July 12 involved two pilots and two air crewmen from Airborne Command and Control and Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING), Medium Tilt Rotor Training Squadron […]

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) conducts post-delivery testing and trial operations in June 2018. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

CVN-78 Starts Post-Shakedown Availability To Install Remaining Combat Systems, Deferred Work

The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) started a year-long post-shakedown availability/selected restricted availability (PSA/SRA) upgrade and maintenance period on Saturday. CVN-78 first arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Newport News Shipbuilding at Newport News, Va. on July 14. During the PSA/SRA, HII will install remaining combat systems, finish deferred work, […]

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CTSi and L3 Flight-Test New Navy Navigation System

CTSi and L3 Technologies [LLL] this month finished flight-testing a new integrated communication and navigation system for the Navy that can be used in GPS-denied environments. This new Enhanced Link Navigation System (ELNS) was built as a prototype under an $8.7 million Navy Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract. The flight test occurred at […]

A Sharktech-equipped 38 Defiant autonomous vessel testing near Metal Shark’s Jeanerette, La. headquarters. (Photo: Metal Shark)

Metal Shark And ASV Global Unveil Autonomous Boat Tech

Shipbuilder Metal Shark and autonomous vessel technology company ASV Global announced Friday they are starting to offer “Sharktech” autonomous vessels. The autonomous-enabled vessels can be custom configured for military, law enforcement agencies, fire rescue, and other applicable markets on all of Metal Shark’s 16-foot to 300-foot aluminum, steel, and composite products. The partnership will add […]

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Fluor Taking Over Naval Nuclear Laboratory Oct. 1 Under Huge Contracts

Fluor Marine Propulsion, of Arlington, Va., on Thursday won major nuclear-warship support contracts, worth up to a combined total of  roughly $30 billion over 10 years, from the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Navy. Fluor Marine Propulsion will take over Oct. 1 from incumbent Nuclear Naval Laboratory contractor Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp., the NNSA […]

The future USS Wichita (LCS-13) conducts acceptance trials in Lake Michigan in July 2018. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

LCS-13 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Wichita (LCS-13), finished its acceptance trials last week, prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Friday. Freedom-variant LCSs are built by Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin. LCS-13 is now expected to be delivered to the Navy later this summer. The acceptance trials ran from July 9-12 […]