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Navy Christens Second Zumwalt-Class Destroyer as USS Michael Monsoor

The U.S. Navy held a christening ceremony Saturday for the second Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1001) at General Dynamics‘ shipyard in Bath, Maine. Ret. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire acted as principal speaker at the event to mark the USS Michael Monsoor‘s entry into service, the Defense Department said Friday. The ship is named after Michael Monsoor, a Navy …

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USNI: Navy Zumwalt Destroyer Production Costs Up $450M for FY 2017

The U.S. Navy estimates the cost to construct three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers will increase by $450 million in fiscal year 2017, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes the Navy has asked for the $450 million in additional funds to complete the Zumwalt, Michael Monsoor and Lyndon B. Johnson ships. Funds would also cover research and development …

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Report: Navy Includes F-35s, Super Hornets as Unfunded Priorities

The U.S. Navy has submitted an “unfunded priority” list to Congress that includes $1.5 billion for the procurement of Boeing-built F/A-18E/Fs and another $270 million for Lockheed Martin-built F-35Cs, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the military service’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal seeks funds for only two Super Hornets. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the …

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Report: Canada Interested in Buying Multirole Tactical Vehicles

The Canadian special operations forces command is looking to acquire a multirole ground tactical vehicle platform as the military unit increases its participation in international counterterrorism operations, Defense News reported Saturday. David Pugliese writes Canada could seek bids for the potential $180 million Next Generation Fighting Vehicle acquisition program in …

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Report: Senate Puts $371M In Army’s Stryker Vehicle Funds

The Senate has approved a $371 million U.S. Army budget for General Dynamics‘ Stryker armored vehicle following the service’s $411 million request to the House amid the continued Russia threat, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that the increase from the initial $79.5 million budget to “upgun” the …

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SASC Includes Super Hornet, F-35 Funds in FY 2016 Defense Bill Markup

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved its version of a fiscal year 2016 defense spending bill that would fund the acquisition of 12 F/A-18 Super Hornet jets from Boeing and six F-35 planes from Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes the bill would give $1.2 billion to the U.S. Navy for the Super Hornets and …

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