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 commissioned the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS St. Louis (LCS-19) on Aug. 8. The commissioning occurred with a private event rather than the usual large public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LCS-19 is the 22nd LCS, 10th Freedom-variant LCS delivered to the Navy and the ...