Tag Archives: U.S. navy

More Navy Women Joining the Silent Service

TIME U.S. — The Navy has announced that women officers will start to be assigned to Virginia-class attack submarines as soon as next year. And that enlisted women would likely follow. It also is assigning women to five more crews of the larger Trident-class submarines starting January 2013. There are currently 24 women assigned to […]

HII Awarded $296; Construction Preparation Contract Modification for John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. | Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $296 million contract modification, under a previously awarded contract, for continuation of long-lead-time material procurement for and advance construction of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division is the prime contractor. This award enables NNS to […]

Raytheon to Provide Joint Tactical Terminal Radios with Latest Security Features to US Navy

  Defpro — Marlborough, Mass. | Raytheon Company has received an $8.7 million modification to a previously awarded production contract to provide the U.S. Navy with Joint Tactical Terminal Senior (JTT-Sr) radios that are compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements. The radios receive […]

Northrop Grumman, Finmeccanica team up for U.S. helicopters

Reuters — Northrop Grumman (NOC.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Italy’s Finmeccanica SpA’s (SIFI.MI: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) AgustaWestland on Tuesday said they were joining forces to compete for the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue helicopter and the U.S. Navy’s new “Marine One” presidential helicopter. The two companies said they signed a comprehensive […]

defpro | ITT Exelis and Innovative Technical Solutions Awarded Contract to Develop High Bandwidth Laser Communications System

CLIFTON, N.J. | ITT Exelis and partner, Innovative Technical Solutions, Inc. (commercially known as NOVASOL), have been awarded a $7 million contract to develop a laser communications system for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The team will complete development of a line-of-sight, high-bandwidth laser communications system that will be used for ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore […]

Aviation Week | Navy Moves Forward On Advanced Airborne Radar

A full-scale development program is underway to develop a version of the U. S. Navy’s Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), fitted with a long-range, high-resolution surveillance radar. It could provide a ready-made, Navy-funded replacement for the aging Joint Stars while potentially performing maritime targeting missions. The Raytheon Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) project, which […]

defpro | U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman Complete X-47B Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base

Move Second Unmanned Aircraft to East Coast The first major phase of flight testing the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator aircraft came to a successful conclusion on May 15 when Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy wrapped up testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The airworthiness test phase, which comprised 23 […]

Bloomberg Businessweek | Huntington Ingalls Joins Lockheed Girding for Defense Cut

For Matthew Mulherin, who manages Navy aircraft carrier construction for Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., automatic defense spending cuts set to take effect in January are an “end-of-earth scenario.” That’s why Huntington Ingalls and such companies as Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. are fanning out to stave off defense reductions that would amount to $55 […]