The Navy’s top acquisition official said the service is reassessing the timeline for the future aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the switch from a dual to single-phase delivery plan. James Geurts told reporters during a phone press roundtable ...

Boeing [BA] submitted its next Generation Interceptor (NGI) offer to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on Wednesday, the company said. Boeing previously served as the prime contractor on the canceled Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) program that NGI replaces. Raytheon Technologies [RTX] served as the ...

The Navy’s top acquisition official today said the COVID-19 pandemic could still temporarily close a shipyard and that is partially why the service is requesting billions from Congress to mitigate pandemic impacts. While speaking to reporters during a phone press roundtable Wednesday, Assistant ...

The Navy awarded BAE Systems an $83.5 million contract to conduct modernization and maintenance work on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Carney (DDG-64) and USS Winston Churchill (DDG-81) on Aug. 7, the service said Tuesday. The contract specifically covers a DDG-64 fiscal year (FY) 2020 ...

The Navy completed the first mission systems flight test of the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) on an EA-18G Growler on Aug. 7, the service said Monday. The flight was conducted by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., as a Safety of Flight ...

A new Alaska-based missile defense radar has been delayed for about a year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Government Accountability Office report and the director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In the GAO’s annual report on the U.S. missile defense system, ...