Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Navy Inspection Board Reports Degradation in Surface Ships

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy found through inspections that its fleet of surface ships is experiencing degradation across multiple aspects. The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) discovered that ships are degrading in areas including electrical, damage-control, anti-submarine warfare and propulsion systems. INSURV also found that the Navy's submarines exhibited more signs of degradation in 2020 compared to the past five years. 

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Navy Demos At-Sea Replenishment of F-35 Aircraft Power Module; Capt. Matt Thrasher Quoted

U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy performed its first at-sea replenishment when a naval logistics team delivered an aircraft power module to the USS Carl Vinson carrier. USS Carl Vinson, also known as CVN 70, received an F135 power module for the F-35C fighter on the Pacific Ocean, demonstrating at-sea replenishment, the Navy said Friday.

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Navy Department’s Tom Sasala: System Interoperability Key to Joint C2 Platform Operations

Tom Sasala

Tom Sasala, chief data officer of the Department of the Navy, said the Department of Defense (DOD) must incentivize industry efforts to drive system interoperability for the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) infrastructure. Sasala said at a recent industry event that service branch leaders are working to identify JADC2 systems that must be prioritized for interoperability.

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Navy Forms EOD Tech Assessment Division; Capt. Eric Correll Quoted

Explosive Ordnance

The U.S. Navy has created an organization within Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head Division (IHD) that will evaluate explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) equipment to address system capability gaps. The Battle Lab will help the U.S. Navy determine EOD equipment needs, develop requirements, manage buying processes and implement technologies.

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Brad Bunn to Assume Vice Director Role at DLA

Brad Bunn

Brad Bunn, director at the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) human resources unit, will succeed Mike Scott as vice director. Bunn will lead and oversee the agency's operations, strategic planning and resource management functions. DLA Director and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic said Bunn will bring his knowledge of the agency's mission, logistics, business and financial operations to his new capacity.

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NAWCAD Introduces Augmented Reality Tech for Engineers, Maintainers; Aristides Staikos Quoted

ARRMSS

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) is working on augmented reality headset applications to help engineers communicate with engineers worldwide to repair and maintain the service branch's platforms and air vehicles. ARRMSS consists of a headset, a remote wireless access point and a tablet and can operate on low-bandwidth networks. 

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Unmanned Vessel Program to Strictly Use Tested Tech Only

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said he wants the service to equip new unmanned vessels only with proven technologies, to avoid issues in development. Gilday said this approach aims to avoid problems the Navy experienced with littoral combat ships due to using untested equipment. The service branch will identify its technology priorities for the new vessels under the Unmanned Campaign Plan. 

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Naval Sea Systems Command Holds First Virtual Small Business Forum

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Systems Command held a virtual forum to discuss programs that fund the research, development and transition of technologies made in partnership with small businesses. The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Transition online event ran from Jan. 27 to 28, marking the forum's first virtual rendition.

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Future USS Daniel Inouye Destroyer Clears Navy Acceptance Trials; Capt. Seth Miller Quoted

Future USS Daniel Inouye

The future USS Daniel Inouye ship has passed its acceptance trials conducted by the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) to determine if the service's requirements for onboard systems and performance were met or exceeded. The series of demonstrations for the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works-built Arleigh Burke-class destroyer was held Feb. 4 off the coast of Maine.

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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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