Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] won a $2.2 billion contract modification from prime contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat [GD] to help build the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), the company said Nov. 23. GD is the prime contractor to build both Navy ...

A Navy official said they have now developed and demonstrated the utility of a submarine-launched unmanned aerial system (SLUAS) to help target torpedoes. The Navy used authorities under a middle tier acquisition approved in March 2019 to begin the project in May 2019, with three demonstrations ...

Military aircraft spanning all branches failed to meet mission capable rates according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that analyzed 46 types of aircraft from fiscal year 2011 through 2019. The GAO found that out of 46 aircraft, only three met annual mission capable ...

This week Navy officials said they are trying to extend the lives of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) beyond the current 42-year service life to provide more schedule margin for the Columbia-class successor vessels. “We have programs in place to extend the lives of submarines as ...