Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Navy Awards Contract to VT Halter for New Oceanographic Survey Ship

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract to shipbuilder VT Halter Marine toward advance work for the eighth Pathfinder-class oceanographic survey ship (T-AGS). The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded to VT Halter Marine a “not-to-exceed $9 million undefinitized…

General Dynamics Tapped to Accelerate Navy Cloud Adoption

FAIRFAX, Va. — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) will deliver commercial cloud services for the U.S. Navy to accelerate cloud adoption. The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) awarded CSRA LLC, a managed affiliate of GDIT,…

U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) — the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship — at the U.S. Naval Academy Nov. 17, Lockheed Martin said in a release. “We are confident that LCS 11…

Naval Strike Missile System Planned for Installation on LCS 27

ARLINGTON, Va. — Lockheed Martin is in the process of integrating the Over-the-Horizon (OTH) Weapon System on its Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) and has identified the ship to be built ready for the missile system. The first Freedom LCS…

Navy Orders F-35s Under Contract Modification

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $22.7 billion contract modification for 255 F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters, the Defense Department said in a Nov. 14 release. Of the order, 42 aircraft are for the Navy…

Navy Super Hornet Crashes in Philippine Sea; Crew Rescued

PHILIPPINE SEA — A Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) F/A-18F experienced a mechanical issue that resulted in the crew ejecting while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea Nov. 12, Task Force 70 public affairs said in a release. “The…

Navy Submarine Force Boss: All Submarines to Get 3D Printers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is moving to equip all of its submarines with additive manufacturing capability, also known as 3D printing, as part of an initiative to increase at-sea repair capability for the submarine force. “[We’re] actively experimenting with…

Navy: Torpedo Tube-Launched Version of Razorback UUV Planned

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is on track to deliver an operational unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for routine submarine deployment but also plans to develop the capability to launch it from a submarine’s torpedo tubes. The Razorback is a submarine-launched…

Navy Submarine Programs Facing Many Pressing Challenges, Deadlines

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s submarine production enterprise is besieged by growing demands as it moves Virginia-class construction to two a year, is building payload models for future Virginias and is designing new models, and is working on refueling some…