Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Unmanned Watercraft for Expeditionary Warfare Progressing Rapidly

ARLINGTON, Va. — The development of unmanned watercraft for expeditionary warfare has been progressing rapidly, said the program manager of U.S. Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems. “We made a tremendous amount of progress in the expeditionary warfare area in 2019,” Capt….

Navy Studying Single-Phased Delivery for JFK

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s program manager for the next three aircraft carriers said the sea service is considering the business case for a single-phased delivery of the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Speaking Jan. 16 at…

Navy Laying Groundwork for New Special-Purpose Auxiliary Ships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is proceeding with studies and concept development for three special-mission ships to replace existing ships in the Military Sealift Command. Speaking Jan. 15 at the Surface Navy Association symposium here, Matt Sermon, the executive…

Four Navy Ships Set for Delivery of Newest SSDS Configuration

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lockheed Martin is on tap to deliver the latest version of the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS) to four Navy ships this summer, a company official said. Lockheed Martin was confirmed as the Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA)…

Navy Surface Chief: LCS Will Deploy With Laser Weapon

ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of the Navy’s surface warships said a littoral combat ship (LCS) soon will deploy with a laser weapon system on board.  Vice Adm. Rich Brown, commander of Naval Surface Forces, in a Jan. 6 media…

Navy Awards BAE $175 Million for Vicksburg Modernization

NORFOLK, Va. — BAE Systems has received a $175 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg, the company said in a Jan. 6 release. The Vicksburg will undergo about 18 months of work at…