Lawmakers on a congressional panel continued pushing back against Navy plans to retire seven Ticonderoga-class cruisers due to cost, including two vessels added to the plan this year, while officials explained the cost balancing and maintenance issues. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower ...

Fincantieri’s Marinette Marine announced on June 11 its board of directors chose former Navy Capt. Mark Vandroff to become the Wisconsin shipyard’s next CEO. Vandroff is set to take over effective July 7, succeeding Jan Allman, who has led the shipyard since 2014. Vandroff served over 30 years ...

Legislation introduced by two Republican representatives this week seeks to hold half of the Defense Department’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) office’s budget until the Navy conducts a block buy contract to procure four amphibious ships as previously planned. House Armed ...

The Navy said its Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program breached the Nunn-McCurdy acquisition threshold due to increasing costs, but noted it is not critical and production will continue. The SSC consists of the Textron Systems [TXT] Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)-100 class vessels that are meant ...