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U.S. Navy Research Pilots Help Scientists Gather Data from the Air

U.S. Navy pilots and naval flight officers flying specialized aircraft are helping scientists collect data for airborne research. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Scientific Development Squadron One (VXS-1), based in Maryland at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, operates worldwide…

HII Wins Navy Planning Yard Contract Worth a Potential $724 Million

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $724 million for planning yard services in support of in-service amphibious ships, the company announced June 8.  “Ingalls has a…

Raytheon Expands Logistics Support Marine Corps Ground Equipment

ARLINGTON, Va. — Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will provide logistics and repair services for all U.S. Marine Corps ground equipment under a five-year, $495 million contract, the company announced in a June 8 release.  The company…

Navy Awards Austal USA $44M to Develop Autonomous Capability in EPF 13

HENDERSON, Western Australia — Austal Ltd. announced June 8 that Austal USA has been awarded a $44 million fixed-price, undefinitized contract modification for the design, procurement, production implementation and demonstration of autonomous capability on Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13, USNS Apalachicola.  Austal…

Smith: Marine Corps Looking for Air Defense ‘Sweet Spot’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps is trying to solve the challenge of providing air defense for its future anti-ship cruise-missile forces that will be helping the U.S. Navy to maintain sea control in a contested expeditionary environment.  “Those…

General Dynamics Mission Systems to Build Containers for LCS

Marion, Va. – General Dynamics Mission Systems was awarded a multi-million-dollar firm fixed-price contract from Northrop Grumman to provide Reduced Weight Basic Operating Assembly (RWBOA) containers for U.S. Navy littoral combat ships (LCS), the company said in a release. The containers, developed specifically for…

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