Saturday, May 25, 2019

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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…

6 Littoral Combat Ships to be Commissioned This Year

It will be a busy 2019 for the Littoral Combat Ships, with six vessels set to be commissioned by the end of the year, a program official said at Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space symposium on Wednesday. Three of the commissionings…

Geurts: Navy Balancing Columbia, Virginia Sub Production

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The meeting of Navy leaders with submarine shipbuilding industry officials, planned for this month, will focus on integrating the production of the Columbia-class ballistic missile sub and the future Virginia-class attack boats, the Navy’s top acquisition…

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…