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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Intends to Upgrade Launchers on Destroyers for Hypersonic Weapons

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy plans to upgrade launchers on its Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers to accommodate hypersonic missiles, Defense News reported Sunday. “Vertical launch system has been a real game-changer for us."

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: Navy Won’t Revive Inactive Vessels to Reach 355-Ship Goal

Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, said the U.S. Navy won't restore inactive destroyers, frigates and other combat vessels to meet the planned 355-ship fleet, the Military website reported Wednesday. He told reporters on Tuesday that the decision was based on a review conducted by service leaders of the Navy’s list of decommissioned vessels stored at ship maintenance facilities in Philadelphia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Bremerton, Wash.

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore: NAVSEA Plans to Modify Maintenance Contract Strategy With Private Shipyards

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, head of Naval Sea Systems Command, has said NAVSEA plans to introduce changes to the multiple-award contract/multi-order strategy in an effort to improve the contracting process with private yards for ship maintenance work, USNI News reported Wednesday. NAVSEA has started a pilot program that aims to combine ship maintenance availabilities to provide private yards with a “little more stable and predictive work” and facilitate on-time delivery of ships, Moore said Tuesday at the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium.

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Vice Adm. Thomas Moore Takes NAVSEA Command Post

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Thomas Moore, former program executive officer for aircraft carriers, took on the role of chief of the Naval Sea Systems Command during a ceremony held Friday at the Washington Naval Yard. The Navy reported Friday Moore succeeds Vice Adm. William Hilarides, who has retired after a 39-year military career. President Barack Obama …

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Rear Adm. Thomas Moore Nominated NAVSEA Chief

Rear Adm. Thomas Moore, program executive officer for aircraft carriers at the U.S. Navy, has been nominated commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday President Barack Obama also endorsed the 35-year Navy veteran for promotion to the rank of vice admiral. Moore will be replaced …

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Navy Unveils Affordability Plan for Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

The U.S. Navy has established an affordability plan that sets its annual budget for new Ford-class aircraft carriers at $25 million beginning 2017 to address concerns over cost overruns, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes that the plan will work to keep spending on the USS Kennedy within the Congress-imposed cap …

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