Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Wittman: Third SSN in Budget Helps Reduce Risk for Columbia SSBN

WASHINGTON — The addition of a third Virginia-class attack submarine (SSN) in the proposed 2020 defense budget is a long-sought goal of the leaders of the Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. If approved, the…

Navy Requests $205.9 Billion Fiscal 2020 Budget

The Department of the Navy (DoN) is requesting $205.6 billion for fiscal 2020 — $159.7 billion for the Navy and $45.9 billion for the Marine Corps. The 2020 request represents a significant increase over the fiscal 2019 budget of $196.1…

Surge Sealift Force in Need of Urgent Recapitalization, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The nation’s seaborne logistics capability is atrophying and in need of rejuvenation, senior government officials said in testimony before Congress. Maintaining older ships is proving more costly than anticipated, driving officials to seek new or used ships to…

Navy Awards AARGM-ER Development Contract to Northrop Grumman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The extended-range version of the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) is proceeding into engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) with the March 7 Defense Department contract announcement of a contract award to Northrop Grumman….

Navy Issues Draft RFP for New Guided-Missile Frigate

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has posted a draft Request for Proposals for its next warship design, the FFG(X) next-generation guided-missile frigate. “The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue a solicitation under full and open competition in the…

Navy Orders Materials for 16 P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a $429 million contract modification to Boeing for long-lead material and activities for 16 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The contract modification, awarded by Naval Air Systems Command, will support the procurement of…