Saturday, May 25, 2019

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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…

First Navy CMV-22B COD Aircraft Delivery Set for Late 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — The first two fuselages for the Navy’s CMV-22B Osprey carrier-onboard-delivery (COD) aircraft have been detailed for final assembly, the aircraft’s program manager said. “First delivery is later this year,” said Marine Col. Matthew Kelly, joint program manager…

Navy’s Next Tomahawk Missile: Block 5

ARLINGTON, Va.— Raytheon Missile Co. will build a new block upgrade of the Tomahawk cruise missile for the U.S. Navy even as the company takes older missiles into a recertification program to return them to service. “Tomahawk has returned to…

Marine Corps to Procure Naval Strike Missile

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Using the congressionally approved Other Transaction Authority with the Marine Corps Systems Command, Raytheon will integrate the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) into the Marine Corps’ existing force structure. In recent years the Corps has determined a…

Boeing’s Service-Life Modernization of Navy Super Hornets Underway

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The first seven of Block II F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters have been inducted into the service-life modernization (SLM) at Boeing’s St. Louis, Missouri, facility, while next month the company’s San Antonino facility will induct its…