Archive: Navy/USMC

A row of TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopters waits on the runway at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, June 9, 2014.

Navy Drops Draft RFP For Helicopter Trainer Replacement

The U.S. Navy released a draft request for proposals (RFP) for its new training helicopter and gave industry hopefuls about two weeks to provide comments on how the final document, due in February, should be worded. Few changes were included in the draft request for proposals Oct. 31, but publication of the RFP is a […]

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HASC Leaders Make Appointments to Aviation Safety Commission

Both of the top two lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee have made their appointments to the eight-member blue-ribbon panel charged with studying an ongoing military aviation crisis. The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety was created by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to provide civilians oversight of an aviation readiness review being […]

GD Electric Boat Tightening Oversight on Vendor That Botched Columbia Missile Tubes

General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat brought the hammer down on the supplier that botched a weld job this year on 12 missile tubes intended for the Columbia-class submarine, the president of the submarine prime said here Wednesday. However, the extent of the consequences for vendor BWX Technologies [BWXT] — and any effect on the boat’s delivery schedule — was […]

Naval Reactors Head to Speak Wednesday at Sub Conference

The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s naval reactors program, steward of the heavy-industry programs that provide nuclear propulsion systems for the Navy, is scheduled to speak Wednesday to industry and press just outside Washington, D.C., at the 36th annual Naval Submarine League conference. Adm. James Caldwell is on the slate for a half-hour […]

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Johnothon Stutesman, a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft crew chief with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1), directs a Polaris MRZR in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-19 in Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 19, 2018.

Sikorsky To Provide $700 Million in H-53 Sustainment Over Four Years

Sikorsky [LMT] was recently awarded a $717 million performance-based logistics contract to provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps legacy CH-53E Super Stallions and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters. Introduced in 1966, the H-53 is the primary heavy lift aircraft for U.S. naval forces and will continue to […]

South Korea’s Sejong the Great (DDG-991) destroyer arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in August 2016. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Lockheed Martin Wins $366 Million South Korea Aegis Contract

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $366 million contract to build and integrate DDG Aegis Weapon System baseline K2 into South Korea ships. Under the Oct. 31 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, the company will provide for combat system installation, staging and integrated logistics support required to install, test and […]

Maj. Gen. David Coffman , Director of
Expeditionary Warfare (N95) . (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Coffman Sees Mine Warfare Plan Delivered By New Year

The Navy’s director of Expeditionary Warfare said he expects the office to finish and deliver its comprehensive mine warfare (MIW) plan by the start of the new year. Marine Maj. Gen. David Coffman told reporters during a roundtable discussion on Wednesday that while he expects his office to finish their draft of this plan, he […]

Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, Director of Surface Warfare (N96). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Boxall Expounds On DDG Successor And LCS Progress

A top Navy official said the service is looking to get the next Large Surface Combatant (LSC) on contract by 2023 and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program’s dual crew model will give the Navy much more service time on deployment. The LSC will be the successor to the Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 guided-missile destroyers. Compared to […]

International Maritime and Industrial Applicators provides ship preservation services. Photo: IMIA

J.F. Lehman Acquires Ship Repair Services Firm IMIA

The private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Co. on Monday said it has acquired a ship repair and services firm that serves the Naval and maritime industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. J.F. Lehman said it acquired International Maritime & Industrial Applicators, LLC and Craft and Technical Solutions, LLC, which are called IMIA […]