The Office of Naval Research (ONR) chose four winning projects totaling $1.1 million in awards for its Global-X international science challenge to encourage new research, the office said Sept. 23. ONR Global first launched Global-X in April as an effort to competitively select and fund ...

Boeing [BA] said Thursday it is teaming up with General Atomics and Aerojet Rocketdyne [AJRD] in its bid for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Boeing also said Northrop Grumman [NOC] will serve as a component supplier on the Boeing-led team. ...

NATO’s latest command, Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), reached its initial operational capability (IOC) in a ceremony on Sept. 17. Reaching IOC means the commander of JFCNF determined it is ready to begin initial tasking from NATO’s operational headquarters in Europe. JFCNF is ...

The first East Coast Squadron to operate the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter received its initial aircraft this month, the Navy said Sept. 18. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 received its first MQ-8C on Sept. 15 while at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The Fire Scout is built by Northrop ...

BAE Systems this week unveiled its latest unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV), the medium-sized Riptide UUV-12. This is the first new BAE UUV the company made public since it acquired the Massachusetts-based Riptide Autonomous Solutions last year. At the time, BAE said those assets would join BAE’s ...

The Navy’s top acquisition official said while the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) are the most impacted by a continuing resolution (CR), if the period before a full budget increases, the service will ask for additional waivers. The House Democrats proposed CR would keep the ...