Tag Archives: Navy

U.S. Navy Working to Expand Fleet to 355 Ships; RADM Tom Anderson Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy and Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper have made recent efforts to expand the service branch’s fleet to at least 355 ships to keep pace with Chinese military modernization. However, the Navy has faced recent challenges to keep up with the capacity.

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BAE Systems Wins $495M Contract to Support USAF Missions; Pete Trainer Quoted

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded BAE Systems a $495 million, firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue to provide a wide range of instrumentation support and sustainment services to military and government agencies for the nation and its allies, the company reported on Monday

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Lockheed Martin Completes Acceptance Trials for LCS 21; Joe DePietro, Jan Allman Quoted

Joe DePietro

Lockheed Martin has announced that the company has completed acceptance trials for its Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, in Lake Michigan. Lockheed Martin’s LCS 21 underwent a full-power run, maneuverability testing and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship's combat system.

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Adm. Michael Gilday on Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vessel Program

Adm. Michael Gilday

The fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directs the U.S. Navy to come up with a working prototype of a large unmanned surface vessel equipped with fully integrated and tested systems before procurement funds could be used for such vessels. 

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Navy Holds Commissioning for USS St. Louis

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy's 10th Freedom-class littoral combat ship has entered into active service. Dubbed LCS 19, USS St. Louis is the 22nd littoral combat ship to join the service branch and the seventh vessel to bear the name.

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General Dynamics Partners with Bath Iron Works to Support U.S. Navy Development; Phebe Novakovic Quoted

Phebe Novakovic

General Dynamics has partnered with Bath Iron Works and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local S6 under an agreement to end the ongoing strike by shipyard workers in Bath, Maine, the company reported on Monday

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John Pope Appointed NAVWAR Executive Director

John Pope

John Pope, formerly executive director at the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence and Space Systems, has taken the same role at Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command. Pope has replaced Pat Sullivan, who retired after a 29-year career at the service branch. 

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