The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier started Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) last week while Navy officials noted this will be one of 11 underway times during the Post Delivery Test and Trial (PDT&T) period. The Ford left its Norfolk, Va., homeport on Jan. 16 to start the ACT ...

The Navy’s top acquisition official this week said the Navy and Marine Corps are seriously considering using the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as a Marine Corps shore-based anti-ship battery. “Just yesterday we had the team in that does the Naval Strike Missile on LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) ...

The Navy is studying how to backfit older Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 Flight IIA destroyers with a variant of the new AN/SPY-6 radar, officials said Wednesday. “We’re working hard – it’s in the budget for the start of [FY] ’21, that we’ll work toward a backfit solution for Flight II ...

A Navy official said the service is pushing back acquiring the future Large Surface Combatant (LSC) again to the late 2020s. Officials had previously said they hoped to have the LSC on contract by as early as 2023, but now Director of Surface Warfare (N96) Rear Adm. Gene Black said he think the ...

The Navy has started a two-phase Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) lethality and survivability program to improve the capabilities of both ship variants. “We are going into a lethality and survivability program where we will be adding even more capability and driving to a commonality for these ships. So ...