The Missile Defense Agency on June 24 awarded both Raytheon Technologies [RTX] and Northrop Grumman [NOC] $31 million modifications to have both companies further develop and refine concept work on hypersonic defense systems. Last year, MDA awarded Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin ...

The House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill, approved Thursday, includes a provision that would create a new commission to study the Navy’s future force structure and shipbuilding with an eye for potential legislative action. This amendment, sponsored by Rep Elaine Luria (D-Va.), ...

The Navy awarded Northrop Grumman [NOC] a $248 million modification to procure two more low-rate initial production (LRIP) Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Navy is procuring the Triton  to provide high-altitude, long-endurance maritime ISR capabilities to complement the P-8A ...

This month the Navy finished the deployment of its last Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator (BAMS-D) maritime variant of the Northrop Grumman [NOC] RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The BAMS-D was originally deployed to the 5th Fleet in 2009 for a six-month concept ...

The Navy awarded Austal USA a $128 million contract for the detail design and construction of one Auxiliary Floating Dry Dock Medium (AFDM). The company underscored this is its second steel vessel program for the Navy as it ramps up production of steel products, expanding from aluminum naval ...