Sunday, April 5, 2020

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Navy Orders Materials for Harpoon Missiles for Six Allies and Partners

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered materials for AGM/RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship cruise missiles for six allied and partner nations, the Defense Department said in an April 2 release.  Naval Air Systems Command awarded Boeing a $73.2 million contract modification to provide additional long-lead…

Navy Orders Four New LCU 1700 Utility Landing Craft from Swiftships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered four more of its new utility landing craft (LCU) for its amphibious warfare forces.   Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Swiftships of Morgan City, Louisiana, a $50.1 million modification to a previously-awarded contract “to exercise an option for the construction of…

Navy Orders Two E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered two more E-2D Advanced Hawkeye battle management aircraft, the Defense Department said in a contract announcement.  Naval Air Systems Command awarded Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems of Melbourne, Florida, a $404 million contract modification to the previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract, the department said…

Boeing Awarded Navy Contract Modification for Additional MQ-25 UAVs

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a contract modification for three additional MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft Boeing is manufacturing to seven, the company said in a release.  “We’re honored to have…

Chao, Buzby Conference With Maritime Industry Leaders Over COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby held a teleconference with maritime industry leaders on April 2 to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the industry, according to an April 2 MARAD release.  Chao and Buzby discussed the…

Navy Picks HII to Provide Logistics Support for Surface Ships, Subs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division was selected by the U.S. Navy to provide integrated logistics support (ILS) for the hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems and equipment installed on surface ships and submarines, the company announced in…

Navy, Coast Guard to Surge Drug-Interdiction Support to SOUTHCOM

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard will surge ships and aircraft to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility to counter increased cartel drug running amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump and Defense Department officials announced.  At an April 1 press briefing at the White House,…