Archive: Navy/USMC

Artist's rendering of the LPD-29 San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. (Image: Huntington Ingalls Industries)

HII Wins $1.4 Billion Contract To Build LPD-29

The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $1.4 billion fixed-price-incentive modification for the detail design and construction (DD&C) of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD)-29 on Feb. 16. Work on this 13th LPD will largely occur in HII’s Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard and is expected to be finished by July 2023. The […]

Artist's concept of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship bid for Australia's SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Image: BAE Systems.

Navy Awards FFG(X) Conceptual Design Contracts

The U.S. Navy awarded five $15 million conceptual design (CD) contracts for the new guided missile frigate (FFG(X) program today: Austal USA, Huntington Ingalls Industreis [HII], Lockheed Martin [LMT], Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine, and General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works [GD]. The CD awards are intended to reduce the program risk by allowing industry to mature designs […]

Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile. Photo: Lockheed Martin

NPR’s New Nuke SLCM May Not Be Submarine-Launched

The Defense Department has not yet decided what platform would launch the new nuclear- armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) the administration is seeking in the recent nuclear posture review (NPR), the head of U.S. Strategic Command said on Friday. Air Force Gen. John Hyten said the Pentagon’s FY ’19 budget request has a tasking to […]

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

Navy Budgets For First Eight LCS OTH Missiles

The Navy budgeted $18 million for the first eight Over The Horizon (OTH) missiles for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in its fiscal year 2019 Defense Department budget request. The OTH is intended to help give the LCS and the follow-on future guided-missile frigate, the FFG(X), a longer range anti-ship weapon. The Navy’s Request for […]

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

Boeing Awarded $220 Million For F/A-18 Fuel Tanks

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on Wednesday awarded Boeing [BA] a $220 million delivery order to design, develop, test, and integrate new conformal fuel tanks for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. This cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order procures non-recurring efforts associated with the work. Conformal fuel tanks are additional tanks fitted close to the aircraft to […]


Navy Budget Plans 46 More Ships Within Five Years, 30-Year Plan Expects 355 By 2050s

The U.S. Navy’s FY ’18 budget request and 30-year shipbuilding plan expects to have 34 additional ships in the inventory by FY 2023, but the service’s goal of reaching 355 ships extends into the 2050s at current rates if shipbuilding remains stable. The service currently fields 280 deployable battle force ships and submarines with about […]

Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. The cutter was built by the former Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company and was commissioned in 1977. Photo: Coast Guard

Navy Issues Notice For Potential Acquisition Of Three Heavy Icebreakers

The Naval Sea Systems Command on Wednesday issued an advance notice advertising the forthcoming release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to three heavy polar icebreakers. The icebreakers will be for the Coast Guard, which is asking Congress for $720 million in the FY ’19 budget request for construction of the first new […]

General Atomics Predator C. (Image: GeneralAtomics).

General Atomics MQ-25 Team Includes Boeing

General Atomics’ Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced its MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier-based tanker offering on Tuesday, which includes competitor Boeing [BA]. The company said it has designed a “purpose-built” Stingray that is optimized for the tanking mission that will more than double the range of current carrier air wings. It said their offering “exceeds all […]


Navy 2019 Budget Request Has Modest Shipbuilding Increase, Extends Life Of Cruisers

This article was updated to reflect aircraft procurement. The Navy requested $21.9 billion to build 10 ships in the FY ’19 president’s budget request released today, a modest increase over the FY ’18 request. That shipbuilding request falls within the Navy and Marine Corps’ combined $58.5 billion procurement and the Department of the Navy’s $194.1 […]

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson speaks at the Brookings Institution. (Photo by Marc Selinger/Defense Daily)

CNO Says 2019 Budget Will Push For Wholeness, Move Towards 355 Ship Fleet

The upcoming fiscal year 2019 budget request will continue the 2018 budget trend of wholeness to fund maintenance and readiness as well as increased ship procurement to reach the goal of 355 ship fleet, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) said last week. Adm. John Richardson said the Navy has been getting sharper definitions of […]