Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics’ [GD] National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) a $1 billion modification on Friday for detail design and construction of Expeditionary Sea Bases (ESB)-6 and -7. This contract also includes definitization of ESB-6 long-lead time ...

The future Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (EPF-11) finished its first integrated sea trials on Aug. 23 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy said on Friday. Integrated trials combine builder’s and acceptance trials. The Navy said this allows for the shipyard, Austal USA, “to ...

Promising to question assumptions while modernizing the Navy, Adm. Mike Gilday on Thursday officially relieved Adm. John Richardson to become the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). During the ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard, Gilday said the service is moving in the right direction and ...

The Navy and Raytheon [RTN] conducted the first system-level test of the SPY-6(V)2 Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, Va., recently, the company said Tuesday. Raytheon said the first test had the radar search for, detect, identify, and ...

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] said its recent $56 million Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) combat systems engineering contract will move it to a new build model and add efficiencies to overall surface fleet defenses. The company won the award last week, making it the next SSDS Combat System Engineering ...

The Navy on Friday awarded Raytheon [RTN] a $200 million contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades, conversions, overhauls, and associated hardware for the U.S and international customers. CIWS is a rapid-fire fast-reaction radar-guided gun system used to defend against low and ...