Monday, January 27, 2020

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Zumwalt DDG’s Gun Munition Still on Hold

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s program executive offer in charge of most shipbuilding said that development of a new munition for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) on the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class ship continues to be on hold. Speaking July 11…

Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana is Delivered to U.S. Navy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the newest nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine to the U.S. Navy, the company said in a June 25 release. The future USS Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class submarine…

Navy Developing Ship Coatings to Reduce Fuel, Energy Costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency. The…

Commander Nominated for Resurrected U.S. Second Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald J Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to command the new U.S. Second Fleet, to be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis, a naval aviator, has served as deputy chief of naval operations for…

New ‘Rebreather’ Helps Navy Divers Beneath the Waves

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy diver hoisted a 60-pound life-support regulator onto his back, then donned a 30-pound metal helmet. Fellow divers connected his diving suit to an “umbilical” hose pumping in breathing gas and establishing communications with the…

Navy to Establish Type Wing for F-35C Squadrons

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will establish a new type wing as commander over the service’s growing F-35C Lightning II strike fighter community. According to an internal directive, commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, will be established on Aug. 1 at…