The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a modification on Tuesday to exercise an option to build one FY 2019 Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), LCS-31. The contract announcement did not cite the specific award value because it “is considered source-selection sensitive information and ...

The U.S. and Chinese Navy chiefs met in Beijing on Monday to discuss professional interactions at sea. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and his counterpart commander of the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong talked about professional maritime ...

The Navy released an unrestricted solicitation for industry studies of the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP) on Tuesday that repeatedly stressed the importance of minimizing costs. CHAMP seeks to replace and recapitalize the Navy’s aging fleet of auxiliary and sealift vessels ...