A Navy official said it is gradually installing Unmanned Aviation Warfare Centers (UAWCs) on aircraft carriers as they go through maintenance and overhaul periods. Speaking during the annual Surface Navy Association symposium last week, Capt. Charles Ehnes, In-Service Aircraft Carrier program ...

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] appointed Brandi Smith program director of the Columbia-class submarine program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, the shipbuilding subcontractor for the Navy’s next nuclear-armed ballistic-missile submarine fleet announced Monday. There was ...

The first CMV-22B Osprey for the Navy completed its first flight operations, the manufacturer said Tuesday. The tiltrotor CMV-22B conducted flight operations at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. Built by a consortium of Boeing [BA] and Bell Textron [TXT], it is the third variant of the ...

The Navy is planning to conduct an expeditionary sea base (ESB) Phase III feasibility demonstration of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package in the spring. In September, the Navy successfully tested the LCS MCM mission package from the USNS Hershel “Woody” ...

The USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier started Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) last week while Navy officials noted this will be one of 11 underway times during the Post Delivery Test and Trial (PDT&T) period. The Ford left its Norfolk, Va., homeport on Jan. 16 to start the ACT ...

The Navy’s top acquisition official this week said the Navy and Marine Corps are seriously considering using the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as a Marine Corps shore-based anti-ship battery. “Just yesterday we had the team in that does the Naval Strike Missile on LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) ...