Archive: Navy/USMC

Coffman Sees Mine Warfare Plan Delivered By New Year

The Navy’s director of Expeditionary Warfare said he expects the office to finish and deliver its comprehensive mine warfare (MIW) plan by the start of the new year. Marine Maj. Gen. David Coffman told reporters during a roundtable discussion on Wednesday that while he expects his office to finish their draft of this plan, he […]

Boxall Expounds On DDG Successor And LCS Progress

A top Navy official said the service is looking to get the next Large Surface Combatant (LSC) on contract by 2023 and the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program’s dual crew model will give the Navy much more service time on deployment. The LSC will be the successor to the Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 guided-missile destroyers. Compared to […]

J.F. Lehman Acquires Ship Repair Services Firm IMIA

The private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Co. on Monday said it has acquired a ship repair and services firm that serves the Naval and maritime industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. J.F. Lehman said it acquired International Maritime & Industrial Applicators, LLC and Craft and Technical Solutions, LLC, which are called IMIA […]

Dunford: More Wargames, Exercises Needed To Better Inform Modernization Budgeting Priorities

The Pentagon’s top military officer on Friday said the department needs to increase its use of war games and exercises to make critical decision on modernization priorities facing potential budget constraints in the near future. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told attendees at the Military Reporters & Editors conference […]

Northrop Grumman and L3 Win Next Generation Jammer Contracts After GAO Denies Raytheon Protest

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded L3 Technologies [LLL] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] contracts worth over $35 million each to demonstrate and test technologies that may provide a solution for the low band part of the Next Generation jammer program. NAVAIR awarded the contracts on Thursday and come after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) […]

MDA Succeeds In Fourth SM-3 IIA Intercept After Two Failures

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully conducted the fourth Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA intercept test on Friday, called Flight Test Standard Missile-45 (FTM-45), following two failures. This latest test had a medium-range ballistic target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. The Arleigh Burke-class USS John Finn (DDG-113) detected and […]

U.S. Navy Releases Latest Business Operations Plan, Expects To Save Money

The Department of the Navy on Wednesday released its newest business operations plan, which was designed to tie into the National Defense Strategy (NDS) and continue to reform the department. The plan, covering FY 2019-2021, is couched in terms of the NDS and the FY 2019-2022 National Defense Business Operations Plan and acts as a […]

France Starts Study For Next Aircraft Carrier

France’s defense minister said Tuesday the government is starting an 18-month period to study a successor to its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, announced this process for deciding on a new follow-on carrier in an opening keynote to the Euronaval 2018 conference. “The first step, which starts […]

Fincantieri And Naval Group Sail To Naval Joint Venture

Italy’s Fincantieri and France’s Naval Group said this week they will launch an alliance to incorporate a 50-50 joint venture to compete for European naval competitions. The two companies are owned, via majority shareholders, by each country’s government. During the September 2017 Franco-Italian Summit, the French and Italian governments announced an intention to start discussions […]

Raytheon Delivers RAM to Mexico, South Korea Tests SM-2

Raytheon [RTN] delivered its first Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher to Mexico this week and saw its Standard Missile-2 destroy aerial test threats in summer South Korean exercises, the company said Tuesday. The RAM delivery is the first to any Latin American country and is part of Mexico’s long-range off-shore patrol (POLA in Spanish) vessel […]