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Navy is Pushing Advances in Offensive Mine Warfare

ARLINGTON, Va. — While mine countermeasures dominate the Navy’s efforts in mine warfare, the service has accelerated improvements over the last two years in its weaponry in offensive mine warfare, the ability to lay anti-ship and anti-submarine mines. The service…

VT Group Acquires National Technologies Associates Inc.

CHANTILLY, Va. — VT Group announced in Jan. 22 release the acquisition of National Technologies Associates Inc. (NTA), a Patuxent River, Maryland-based firm specializing in program management, engineering and logistics services for military aviation platforms and systems. Founded in 1981,…

LPD 17 Program Manager: These Ships ‘Can Do Anything’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships (LPD 17s) in production are incorporating improvements as the class progresses to the Flight II configuration, the Navy’s program manager said. “The mission remains the same,” Capt. Brian Metcalf, the…

Navy Awards Lockheed Martin Contract for LCS 31

ARLINGTON, Va. — Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded to the Lockheed Martin LCS team a fixed-price, incentive-fee contract for an additional littoral combat ship, LCS 31, the company said in a release. LCS 31 will be built in Marinette,…

USS Gerald R. Ford Accepts First Advanced Weapons Elevator

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), closed out 2018 on a high note with the acceptance of the ship’s first advanced weapons elevator (AWE), setting the tone for more positive developments…

Navy’s DDG 51 Manager Revels in Program Stability

ARLINGTON, Va. — The program manager for the Navy’s new-construction Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided-missile destroyers reveled in the stability of the program in wake of the passage of the 2019 defense budget and the approval of multiyear procurement of…

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