Archive: Navy/USMC

An artist's rendering of Raytheon's Air and Missile Defense Radar on a destroyer. Image: Raytheon

Navy Releases RFP For Multi-Year DDG-51 Flight III Destroyers

The Navy on Thursday released a final Request for Proposals (RFP) for the fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The RFP is a limited competition between current DDG-51 shipbuilders General Dynamics [GD] Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII]. The MYP continues production of the DDG-51 […]

The Navy's Readiness and Reform Oversight Council (RROC) organizational chart. (Image: U.S. Navy)

Navy Sets Up Oversight Council To Implement Reviews

The Navy on Jan. 30 established a council to oversee reforms and recommendations stemming from the reviews spurred by deadly Navy mishaps, the service said Feb. 2. The Navy is establishing the Readiness and Reform Oversight Council (RROC) “to oversee and ensure the implementation” of the Comprehensive Review (CR) and Strategic Readiness Review (SRR) recommendations. […]


Two Navy IT NGEN-R Teams Start To Take Shape

Two teams set to compete on the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete (NGEN-R) contract have officially announced their partnerships on Friday and Monday. Leidos [LDOS] said Monday it is working with IBM [IBM], Unisys [UIS], and Verizon’s [VZ] Enterprise Solutions to compete on the NGEN-R Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) program contract. […]

A Harpoon Block II + missile on the wing on an F/A-18 aircraft before a test launch in 2016. (Photo: Boeing)

State Department Okays $735 Million In Naval Missiles To Finland

The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Finland for Harpoon Block II and Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSM) naval missiles worth $735 million total. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of both approvals on Monday. The first and larger sale covers $622 million for 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus […]

Army Orders Another $106 Million Worth Of JLTVs

The Army on Feb. 2 placed an eighth order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) that will replace a portion of its and the Marine Corps’ Humvee fleets. Oshkosh Defense [OSK] took home a $106 million order for 416 JLTVs and 832 associated installed and packaged kits. The previous order for the trucks came in […]

The DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program full-scale Sea Hunter demonstration vehicle. (Photo: DARPA)

DARPA Transfers Sea Hunter To ONR, Will Continue Developing It

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) successfully completed its anti-submarine unmanned vessel program and officially transferred the technology demonstration vessel, called the Sea Hunter, to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on Tuesday. DARPA said ONR plans to continue developing the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) prototype vehicle as the Medium […]

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt destroyer May 20.  (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy said the second of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), completed acceptance trials on Thursday. During the trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) evaluated the ship and crew during a series of demonstrations pier-side and while underway. INSURV validated the ship construction and compliance with Navy […]

An MK 15 Baseline 2 Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS). Photo: U.S. Navy

Raytheon Wins $574 Million Canadian Contract To Upgrade Naval Defense Systems

The Canadian Ministry of National Defence announced last Friday it awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $574 million contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. The CIWS is a rapid-fire radar-guided gun system that protects naval vessels against close in threats like missiles, aircraft, and small ships. It is currently installed […]