The latest issue of the annual Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessment of major defense acquisition programs outlined remaining risks to the design and on-time production of the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN). In the GAO’s Defense Acquisition Annual Assessment, ...

The 49th annual Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) international maritime exercise is set to last over a week and is about to begin, the Navy announced June 1. The annual BALTOPS aims to be a “visible demonstration of NATO’s commitment to promote peace and security in the region by exercising the ...

The Navy on May 29 announced Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP) consortium virtual quarterly industry days are set to be held on June 8-11 covering various technologies and topics like 5G, communication buoys, and information technology. The event, sponsored by Naval Information Warfare ...

Because of COVID-19, vendors to Columbia submarine prime General Dynamics [GD] Electric Boat might be a few months late delivering missile tubes for the next-generation ballistic missile submarine, the Columbia program executive officer said Monday. “[T]hat did hit us hard on the missile tubes, ...

Navy officials on Monday said they are seeing improved performance of new technologies aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) as they work out minor faults and glitches The Ford is currently undergoing an 18-month post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T) period consisting of 11 at-sea underway ...

The Navy issued a sources sought notice on May 26 as part of its market research to gather industry responses for a future Multi-Engine Training System (METS) aircraft procurement. The METS effort aims to replace the Chief of Naval Air Training’s (CNATRA) fleet of T-44 Pegasus multi-engine ...