Archive: Navy/USMC

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)

F-35 Program To Speed Up Fielding Of New Anti-Collision System

The U.S. Defense Department’s F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) has announced that it plans to accelerate the integration of the new Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) into the fighter jet, citing the software’s ability to save the lives of pilots. The JPO said late Jan. 30 that it intends to add Auto-GCAS to the […]

The USNS Lewis B. Puller, (T-ESB 3), the first Expeditionary Mobile Base in the formerly Mobile Landing Platform program. Photo: General Dynamics.

T-ESB-4 Completes Combo Builders And Acceptance Trials

The new expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB-4) successfully finished the first combined builder’s and acceptance trials off the coast of San Diego on Jan. 19, the Navy said Tuesday. These combined trials were called the first Integrated Trials for an ESB and had the ship sail from its builder’s shipyard, General Dynamics […]

Gen. Robert Neller, Marine Corps Commandant. Photo: USMC.

Top Marine: Rules Must Change For Service Chiefs To Speed Acquisition

Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller is appreciative of the authority Congress has granted service chiefs to make purchasing decisions and speed new weapons to the field, but laws governing Defense Department acquisition still tie their hands in many cases, he said. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act granted the service chiefs veto power over service-specific […]

Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler, commander of Naval Information Forces. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

New Flag Officer Assignments For Naval Intelligence Head, Moving Lead Of PE Effort

The Defense Department announced several flag officer nominations and assignments on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the assignment of a new Director of Naval Intelligence. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the nomination of Vice Adm. Matthew Kohler as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, N2/N4, in the Office of the Chief of Naval […]

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PAE Venture Goes To Court To Challenge Navy Contract To Fluor

In the most recent chapter of a long running battle to resolve a contested contract, PAE’s joint venture, DZSP 21, is going to federal court to resolve a base support services award in Guam that it ultimately lost to Fluor [FLR]. The companies have a dispute over base operations support services worth over $490 million […]

A BAE Mk 45 gun.
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BAE Wins $47 Million For Four More Upgraded Mk 45 Naval Guns

The Navy awarded BAE Systems, Inc.  A $47 million contract option to deliver four more Mk 45 5-inch naval guns, upgrading existing units, the company said Monday. This is a modification to an initial 10-gun contract that will now upgrade four existing Mk 45 guns to the Mod 4 configuration, which will increase their range […]

The USS Howard (DDG-83) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer returns to Naval Base San Diego after a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean in 2014. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

BAE, HII, and GD Win $238 Million Contract For Maintenance Of Surface Combatants

The Navy awarded Britain’s BAE Systems, Huntington Ingalls Inc.’s Continental Maritime [HII], and General Dynamics National Steels and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) [GD] a combined $238 million modification for maintenance of destroyers and cruisers at San Diego last Friday. Previously, the three companies won firm-fixed-price indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to conduct complex, emergent and continuous maintenance […]

The USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) arrives in the port of Pascagoula, Miss.on Jan. 19 aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Transself as it heads to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipyard for repairs and upgrades. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

HII Wins $125 Million Modification For More Fitz Repair Work

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Huntington Ingalls Inc. [HII] its largest modification yet, $125 million, for the contract repairing the heavily damaged USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), the Pentagon said on Friday. The modification covers “the additional collision repairs as well as maintenance and modernization” in the contract for Fitzgerald emergent repair and restoration. The […]