Archive: Navy/USMC

The Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding Sigma 10514 Frigate. (Photo: Damen).

Saab Competing For Brazilian Corvette Program

Sweden’s Saab and the Netherland’s Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding said on Monday they are working together to jointly compete for four Brazilian Navy Tamandaré-class corvettes (CCTs). If the Brazilian Navy chooses the team, Saab would provide the complete combat system, including the company’s 9LV Combat Management System (CMS). Saab said 9LV is an open architecture […]

A Rheinmetall Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) countermeasure firing. (Photo: Rheinmetall).

Rheinmetall Wins Canada Frigate Countermeasure Expansion

The Canadian Navy awarded Rheinmetall a $14 million order to expand the multi ammunition softkill system (MASS) on its cruisers, the company said Wednesday. The Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates currently feature the twin-launcher automated MASS decoy system to protect it from anti-ship missiles. The Canadian order will upgrade its frigate MASSs to be a triple […]

BAE's prototype for the Marine Corps' ACV 1.1

BAE Systems Picked Over SAIC To Deliver Marines Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle

BAE Systems was selected on Monday to deliver the Marine Corps’ next-generation Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV), beginning with a $198 million low rate initial production deal to build 30 vehicles. Marine Corps officials announced the decision to select BAE’s SuperAV vehicle for ACV 1.1 over SAIC’s [SAIC] Terrex, with initial deliveries to start in fall […]

BAE's ship repair yard in Norfolk, Va. Photo: BAE Systems

Navy Acquisition Chief Orders 30-Year Ship Repair And Maintenance Plan

The Navy is starting a 30-year ship repair and modernization plan as a sort of companion to the 30-year shipbuilding plan, the Navy’s top acquisition official said Tuesday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development, and acquisition (ASN RDA), told reporters during a conference that the 30-year shipbuilding plan is “only as […]

Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) prepare an MK-48 inert training torpedo during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael C. Barton/Released).

Aerojet Rocketdyne Wins ONR Phase 1 Torpedo Propulsion Program, Lockheed Martin Wins MK48 Maintenance Contract

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is moving ahead with its Torpedo Advanced Propulsion System (TAPS) program as it awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne [AJRD] a $2.6 million Phase I contract to develop a prototype torpedo propulsion system, the company said Tuesday. TAPS aims to improve the engine efficiency of the U.S. Navy’s Mk 48 heavyweight torpedo. […]

Hill Air Force Base F-35As fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Raytheon Nabs Next-Gen F-35 DAS Sensor

Lockheed Marin [LMT] chose Raytheon [RTN] to develop and deliver the next generation Distributed Aperture System (DAS) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, replacing the sensor’s incumbent Northrop Grumman [NOC]. Lockheed Martin highlighted this change in provider will reduce cost while adding capabilities. “The supply chain competition for the next generation F-35 Distributed Aperture System […]

The CH-53K King Stallion arrives at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River on June 30, 2017.  Photo courtesy U.S. Navy. (PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

Senate Suggests Sikorsky CH-53K For Navy Mine Hunting

Lawmakers want the U.S. Navy to consider buying a CH-53K King Stallion variant as a mine-hunting replacement for legacy MH-53E Sea Dragons, according to the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Within 90 days of the NDAA’s passage, the Navy is asked to submit a report on the “feasibility and impact […]

Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5), is recently nominated to be the commander of the U.S. 2nd Fleet. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Lewis Tapped For 2nd Fleet

Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis has been nominated as the commander of the newly reestablished U.S. 2nd Fleet, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Lewis currently serves as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy (N3/N5) and began the position in August 2017. This new position includes the reappointment as a three-star admiral. Lewis […]

The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on April 14, 2017, after returning from builder's sea trials. (Photo by U.S. Navy)

GAO: Delays and Rising Prices Mar Navy Shipbuilding In Last Decade

The Navy has had persistently poor shipbuilding outcomes, schedule delays, and cost overruns over the past decade because policy and processes allow the service to deviate from best practices, a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. Reviewing and updating a decade’s worth of reports and recommendations, the GAO found that the Navy has fallen […]