Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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CNO: U.S. 2nd, 3rd Fleets to Become Expeditionary

ARLINGTON, Va. — Two of the Navy’s U.S.-based numbered fleets will become expeditionary, backed up at home by their respective training carrier strike groups (CSGs), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson aid. The move is a reflection…

MBDA’s Sea Venom-ANL Missile Marks Further Trials Milestone

PARIS — MBDA’s Sea Venom-ANL anti-ship missile has successfully conducted a further firing trial, passing a significant new milestone for the Anglo-French cooperation program, the company said in a Dec. 12 release. Conducted on Nov. 14 from a Direction Générale…

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates AQS-24B at Autonomous Warrior 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and JERVIS BAY, Australia — The Northrop Grumman Corp. AQS-24B mine-hunting system demonstrated the benefits of performing mine warfare from a high-speed, unmanned surface vessel (USV) at the Royal Australian Navy-sponsored Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise in Jervis Bay,…

Rite-Solutions Awarded Navy Combat Systems Engineering Services Contract

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Rite-Solutions has won a five-year, $20.3 million contract with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The company will provide engineering, technical expertise, and program services including hardware and software engineering, systems engineering, system integration and…

Coast Guard, CBIG Interdict Go-Fast, Seize $30 Million in Cocaine

SAINT THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Tezanos offloaded 2,606 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers Dec. 14 to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agents in St. Thomas…

Navy Awards Austal USA Contracts for LCS 36 and 38

MOBILE, Ala. — After delivering three Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCSs) this year, Austal USA was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy Dec. 17 to build two additional hulls — bringing the total to four of LCSs awarded to…

Navy Awards General Dynamics SeaPort NxG Contract

FAIRFAX, Va. — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced Dec. 17 it will support the U.S. Navy through a new contract vehicle known as SeaPort NxG. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract holds a total value of $5 billion. It…

Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware is Launched

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water for the first time at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. During a three-day process that began Dec. 12, the…