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White House Pushes Budget Hike

Defense News — The White House and Pentagon, after weeks of back-and-forth debate, appear ready to expand the Defense Department’s budget starting in 2016. Administration officials are contemplating a $535 billion DoD budget in 2016, one source said, which is about $36 billion over the sequester cap. The administration would offset the defense increase in […]

X-47B aboard the Truman at sunset

    Foreign Policy — We know we’ve been writing a ton about the Navy’s X-47B lately, but we couldn’t resist posting this as a midweek photo. It’s a great sunset shot that Northrop Grumman sent out to announce that it’s stealth UAV has just finished a series of tests certifying that it can safely […]

Boeing Receives $1.9 Billion Contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

    US Navy orders 3rd phase of low-rate production, bringing total to 24 Reuters — The U.S. Navy on Sept. 21 awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service’s anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. This […]

defpro | U.S. Navy Signs Specification Document for the Ohio Replacement Submarine Program

Sets forth Critical Design Elements WASHINGTON | The U.S. Navy formalized key ship specifications for both the United States’ Ohio Replacement and United Kingdom’s Successor Programs in a document signed Aug. 31 at the Washington Navy Yard. Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles, chief engineer and deputy commander Naval Systems Engineering Directorate, Naval Sea Systems Command […]

defpro | U.S. Navy Awards $212.7 Million Ship-to-Shore Connector Contract

Contract for Textron to Provide for Design and Construction of Future SSC Vessel The U.S. Navy awarded July a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) test and training craft to Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La. The contract also includes options for up to eight additional craft […]

defpro | Raytheon and U.S. Navy Begin MALD-J Super Hornet Integration

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs […]