Archive: Navy/USMC

A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Photo: Boeing.

Boeing Wins $677 Million F-18 Contract and Sale of Super Hornets To Canada

The U.S. government this week awarded Boeing [BA] a modification to a previously awarded Navy contract for full-rate production of 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft while also approving the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 18 F-18s to Canada along with weapons and support equipment. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) award is for nearly $676.6 […]

Elbit Systems and Lockheed Martin officials sign a strategic teaming agreement to work on UK Royal Navy Maritime Electronic Warfare Program (MEWP). (Photo: Lockheed Martin.)

Lockheed Martin And Elbit Team Up For UK Maritime EW Program

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Israel’s Elbit Systems [ESLT] signed a strategic teaming agreement to work together on the UK Royal Navy’s Maritime Electronic Warfare Program (MEWP), the companies said Wednesday. MEWP is a procurement upgrade to the Royal Navy’s electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. It will be delivered in increments and is planned to be fielded […]

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Photo: GAO.

GAO Finds Navy Nuclear Shipyards Remain In Poor Condition

A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Tuesday found that the U.S. Navy’s four public shipyards’ facilities and equipment remain in poor condition leading to a continued backlog in maintenance and are inadequate to Navy needs. The four public shipyards are the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate […]

A Rolls-Royce concept for an autonomous naval vessel deploying drones. (Artists’ concept: Rolls-Royce.)

Roll-Royce Unveils Medium-Sized Autonomous Naval Vessel Concept

Britain’s Rolls-Royce revealed plans to offer a a large autonomous naval vessel for single-role missions on Tuesday. Unlike small drones or unmanned undersea submersibles, the company described the vessel as being able to operate over-the-horizon for over 100 days, reach speeds over 25 knots, and conduct various single-role missions like patrol and surveillance, mine detection, […]

A Tomahawk taking to the skies. Photo: U.S. Navy

Raytheon Wins Contract To Allow Tomahawk To Hit Moving Sea Targets

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $119 million contract to start integrating an enhancement to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile to make it able to strike moving targets at sea, the company said Tuesday. The contract covers a new multi-mode seeker and the Navy is conducting this new seeker development as a Rapid […]

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) exits the harbor as part of the Sterett-Dewey Surface Action Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Jackson/Released.

HII Launches DDG-119 Aegis Destroyer

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) in its Pascagoula, Miss,. facility on Friday, the Navy said. DDG-119 is being configured in the Flight IIA configuration, which includes an Aegis Combat System for missile defense capabilities. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) noted the launching […]

The Navy's test of the NSM on a Littoral Combat Ship last year. Photo: US Navy

Raytheon Works With Ducommun For NSM Fire Control System

Raytheon [RTN] chose to work with Ducommun [DCO] to build the fire control systems for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM), Raytheon said Monday. The NSM is a long-range anti-ship and land-attack missile that originates with a missile design developed in by Kongsberg for the Royal Norwegian Navy. The long-range missile can hit enemy targets up […]

GAO seal

GAO Finds 37 Percent Of Japan-Based Destroyer/Cruiser Warfare Certifications Are Expired

In testimony before members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) lastThursday, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) official explained that his office found 37 percent of warfare certifications for U.S. cruiser and destroyer crews based in Japan had expired. John Pendleton, the director of Defense Force Structure and Readiness Issues at the GAO, said that […]

A Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge on Sept. 3, 2017 in preparation to support hurricane relief efforts. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado.)

U.S. Navy Response And Preparation For Hurricane Irma

U.S. Northern Command  (NORTHCOM) and the Navy are supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) response to Hurricane Irma as it moves through the Caribbean towards Florida by deploying multiple vessels. The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) arrived in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Thursday, which were previously hit by the storm, and medium and […]