Tag Archives: submarine

US Navy Holds Christening for Virginia-Class USS Hyman G. Rickover; James Geurts Quoted

USS Hyman G. Rickover

The U.S. Navy has christened the second submarine named after Hyman G. Rickover, the former four-star Navy admiral who initiated the adoption of nuclear propulsion with technological and cultural advances in the service. The previous Hyman G. Rickover ship was commissioned on July 21, 1984, at the Submarine Base, New London, in Groton. 

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Adm. Michael Gilday Eyes Navy Network for Crewed, Unmanned Ships Via ‘Project Overmatch’

Adm. Michael Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday asked Rear Adm. Douglas Small, head of Naval Information Warfare (NAVWAR) Systems Command, to lead an effort called Project Overmatch to develop a network that will link manned ships, submarines and aircraft to unmanned vessels to facilitate targeting information and intelligence sharing, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

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Navy to Award Nuclear Power Submarine Contract in April

The U.S. Navy's latest budget justification documents reveal plans to award the fourth contract under the Virginia-class submarine program in April, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. The contract calls for 10 nuclear-powered submarines in the Block V configuration and cover fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

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House OKs $675B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2019

The House voted 359-49 Thursday to pass a $675 billion defense policy bill that would authorize the purchase of 93 F-35 fighter aircraft, three littoral combat ships and two aircraft carriers for fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Thursday. The defense appropriations bill would fund the Advanced Battle Management System that seeks to replace …

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Report: China Compromised Submarine Warfare Data Stored in Navy Contractor’s Computers

Government hackers in China have breached a U.S. Navy contractor’s computers to steal a collection of sensitive data related to the service branch’s submarines and other undersea weaponry, The Washington Post reported Friday. U.S. officials said China’s ministry of state security that oversees the Asian country’s foreign intelligence and counterintelligence …

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