NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy is planning to bring in candidates to be a second Constellation-class (FFG-62) frigate shipbuilder early in the process before competition to minimize difficulties and added costs. Capt. Kevin Smith, program manager of the new frigate class, PMS-515, admitted ...

A House panel is looking to have the Navy brief it on adding mine countermeasures (MCM) systems on Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships and adding lasers to current and future destroyers. In its mark of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection ...

A House Armed Services Committee (HASC) panel would direct design maturity in future shipbuilding programs and require the Navy use a land-based test site before building the next generation destroyer program, DDG(X). The HASC Seapower Subcommittee included these provisions to reduce the chance of ...