Promising to question assumptions while modernizing the Navy, Adm. Mike Gilday on Thursday officially relieved Adm. John Richardson to become the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). During the ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard, Gilday said the service is moving in the right direction and ...

The Defense Department on Wednesday said it was canceling the Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program, effective Aug. 22, due to technical design problems that are too hard or costly to fix. The Pentagon said it will instead start a competition for a new next-generation interceptor with a new kill ...

The Navy and Raytheon [RTN] conducted the first system-level test of the SPY-6(V)2 Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Va., recently, the company said Tuesday. Raytheon said the first test had the radar search for, detect, identify, and ...

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] said its recent $56 million Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) combat systems engineering contract will move it to a new build model and add efficiencies to overall surface fleet defenses. The company won the award last week, making it the next SSDS Combat System Engineering ...

The Navy on Friday awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $200 million contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades, conversions, overhauls, and associated hardware for the U.S and international customers. CIWS is a rapid-fire fast-reaction radar-guided gun system used to defend against low and ...

The Defense Department on Sunday conducted the first flight test of a ground-launched cruise missile with a range greater than 500 km after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty (INF) expired earlier this month. On Aug. 18 at 2:30pm at San Nicolas Island, Calif. the Pentagon launched a ...