France’s Naval Group and Italy’s Fincantieri signed a joint venture agreement on June 14 that delineated the terms of incorporation for a new 50/50 owned company. The companies signed an Alliance Cooperation Agreement on June 14 after both companies’ boards of directors approved what is being ...

Boeing [BA] awarded BAE Systems contracts to provide the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Vehicle Management Control Systems for the MQ-25 Stingray, BAE said on Monday. BAE’s director of military aircraft system, Corin Beck, said they lead the industry in high-integrity fly-by-wire and ...

Both the House and Senate defense authorization bills, approved by their respective armed services committees, directed reports and briefings on the Columbia-class submarine program due to schedule and cost concerns. The Senate Armed Services Committee’s (SASC) draft national Defense ...

The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the FY ’20 defense authorization bill that reinstates a planned Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA intercept test. While the FY ’18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) required a test of the SM-3 IIA against an ICBM-range target ...

The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $687 million contract on Wednesday for early service life period work on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). The contract announcement said this award aims to support ship repair and modernization during continuous incremental availabilities, ...

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved a set of naval en bloc amendments for the FY ’20 defense authorization bill on Wednesday, directing further reports and briefings from the Navy. An amendment brought by Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) requires the Navy to brief the committee on the ...