Thursday, May 23, 2019

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  • Huntington Ingalls Starts Construction on Columbia-Class Subs - Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to mark the start of advance construction for the Columbia-class submarine program, the company announced in a press release. The event also marked the first class of submarines that will be built using fully digital...
  • Navy to Group Zumwalt DDGs, LCS Test Ships, USVs in New Development Squadron - ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy established a new unit at Naval Base San Diego on May 22 that will serve as a fount of experimentation for the surface warfare community to accelerate the lethality and combat readiness of the Navy’s surface warships. In a May 20 teleconference with reporters, Vice...
  • SAIC to Build Propulsion for Navy Mk48 Torpedo From Scratch - ARLINGTON, Va. — With the U.S. Navy resuming manufacture of Mk48 torpedoes for its submarines after a two-decade hiatus, the engineering effort to restore the industrial capability to build the torpedo has required some resourcefulness on the part of defense contractors. SAIC won a competitive contract to build the torpedo’s...
  • MARAD Announces Vessel Construction Manager for National Security Multi-Mission Vessel - WASHINGTON — Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby announced May 21 that TOTE Services Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, has been chosen as the vessel construction manager for the newest class of training ship, the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV). TOTE Services was selected by MARAD as the construction manager...
  • Bell V-280 Valor Receives High Marks During Low-Speed Agility Testing - FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations ahead of schedule of its low-speed agility key performance parameter in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program, Bell Helicopter announced. The V-280 Valor, which the U.S. Marine Corps is monitoring for possible use as...

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Huntington Ingalls Starts Construction on Columbia-Class Subs

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event today at its Newport News Shipbuilding division to mark the start of advance construction for the Columbia-class submarine program, the company a...

Navy to Group Zumwalt DDGs, LCS Test Ships, USVs in...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy established a new unit at Naval Base San Diego on May 22 that will serve as a fount of experimentation for the surface warfare community to accelerate the lethality and combat readiness of the...

SAIC to Build Propulsion for Navy Mk48 Torpedo From Scratch

ARLINGTON, Va. — With the U.S. Navy resuming manufacture of Mk48 torpedoes for its submarines after a two-decade hiatus, the engineering effort to restore the industrial capability to build the torpedo has required som...

Bell V-280 Valor Receives High Marks During Low-Speed Agility Testing

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bell V-280 Valor recently completed flight demonstrations ahead of schedule of its low-speed agility key performance parameter in the U.S. Army-led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR ...

Marine AV-8B Harrier Attack Jet Crashes Near Cherry Point; Pilot...

ARLINGTON, Va. — An AV-8B Harrier II based at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, crashed May 20 near Cherry Branch, according to May 20 and May 21 releases from 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Strategic Co...