Archive: Navy/USMC

Sypherlink Developing Ways To Share Data Across Hastily Formed Networks

By Geoff Fein The Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) in San Diego recently signed a three-year Cooperative Research Agreement (CRADA) with Ohio-based Sypherlink to find ways to rapidly share information across hastily formed secure data networks, a company official said. Since the company started back in 2001, Sypherlink’s focus has been information sharing, James […]

Business Opportunities Exist In Navy’s OA Approach, If Companies Do Their Homework

By Geoff Fein As the Navy moves toward open architecture (OA) systems, companies shouldn’t worry they will be closed out of opportunities, according to a top Navy official. "There are always opportunities for companies. That’s the one phenomenon that people have to understand," Robert Carey, Navy chief information officer, told Defense Daily in a recent […]

Senate Defense Appropriators Want More Shipbuilding Funds, Third DDG-1000

By Emelie Rutherford The Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee (SAC-D) included funds yesterday in its marked-up bill for a third DDG-1000 destroyer for the Navy in fiscal year 2009, ensuring the battle over continuing the ship program is divided between the House and Senate. The $487.7 billion FY ’09 defense appropriations bill the SAC-D approved also […]

Northrop Grumman’s Hill Backers Slam Tanker Cancellation

By Emelie Rutherford Congressional backers of Northrop Grumman’s [NOC] aerial refueling tanker bid decried news that the Pentagon is terminating the current KC-X solicitation, charging politics factored too much into the decision. Boeing [BA] supporters, meanwhile, hailed the move defense officials announced yesterday and said they expect no opposition to the Pentagon’s new request for […]

Raytheon Disappointed With Potential Congressional Cut In Funds For KEI Missile Defense

In Talks With Navy, Raytheon Suggests Making New Zumwalt Destroyers Missile Defense Ships Raytheon Co. [RTN] is disappointed that lawmakers in Congress may cut funding needed to develop the Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) because it is in development, since those cuts would delay the program just when terrorist and rogue state missile threats are increasing, […]

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $5 Billion For CVN-78 Construction

The Navy yesterday awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] Shipbuilding Newport News a $5.1 billion contract to build the next-generation aircraft carrier CVN- 78, the Gerald R. Ford. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will complete the detail design and construction of CVN-78, which includes engineering; integration; related development efforts including drawing and work package development; advanced planning; […]

Raytheon Conducts Second Successful SM-6 Test This Summer

The Navy conducted the second test of Raytheon [RTN] Standard Missile-6 extended range anti-air warfare missile last week, the company reported. Just as in the first SM-6 test on June 24, the SM-6 with the newly developed active seeker intercepted a BQM-74 aerial drone. The active seeker, employing the Navy’s legacy command system, autonomously acquired […]

Lockheed Martin Canada Wins $2 Billion Contract For Halifax Mod Effort

By Geoff Fein A Lockheed Martin [LMT] Canada industry team was awarded a $2 billion contract from the Canadian government to design and build the combat system for that nation’s 12 Halifax-class frigates. Lockheed Martin beat out both a General Dynamics [GD]-led team and another that included Canadian-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), Atlas […]

Navy OA Report To Congress Shows Service Making Gains Across The Enterprise

By Geoff Fein The Navy’s third report to the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) on efforts to incorporate open architecture (OA) into contracts and programs shows the Navy has made strides in processes and practices, institutionalizing OA principles and lays out plans for implementing OA in the surface domain. In FY ’08, SASC directed Navy […]