Saturday, May 25, 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…

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…

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…

Contract Awarded to Sikorsky for 12 CH-53K Heavy-Lift Helos

WASHINGTON — Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $1.3 billion contract to Sikorsky for 12 U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion helicopters, the command said in a release. “The Marine Corps is very appreciative of the efforts by the…