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January 28, 2021

The Navy’s new campaign plan calls on the service to transform its digital capability and ensure on-time delivery of combat-ready ships, submarines and systems.

January 27, 2021

Navy leaders are working to translate recently set high-level requirements for a new Large Surface Combatant, recently dubbed DDG-X, into specific performance capabilities as well as draft a cost estimate in an effort to ready for industry a solicitation to design and build the follow-on warship to the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class fleet.

January 27, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today announced the upcoming version of the National Defense Strategy will include a review of the U.S. military's posture on climate change, a significant departure from the Trump administration, which omitted the issue from the 2018 strategy currently in place.

January 26, 2021

Raytheon Technologies believes its SPY-6 production track record and investments into automation and near-field testing ranges positions the company to receive a key SPY-6 contract this year.

January 26, 2021

Lockheed Martin is preparing a plan on the future of work, which it says will result in a footprint reduction of at least 2 million square feet in the coming years.

January 25, 2021

The chief executive of Huntington Ingalls Industries says the company, which has made multiple unmanned acquisitions in recent years, will continue to keep spending in the area.

January 22, 2021

The Conventional Prompt Strike program -- the Navy and Army project to field an intermediate-range offensive hypersonic weapon by 2025 and 2023 respectively -- remains "on track" despite a nearly 40% funding cut imposed a few weeks ago to the Navy's $1 billion request in the fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill, according to a senior Navy official.

January 21, 2021

The Navy has stopped receipt of Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships from shipbuilder Lockheed Martin after identifying a "material defect" with the ship's combining gear.

January 21, 2021

The final delivery of the Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) has been delayed two years, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense.

January 21, 2021

The Navy’s Ghost Fleet Overlord unmanned surface vessel traveled 4,700 nautical miles “almost entirely autonomously” from the Gulf Coast to California as part of its test trial, the service announced last week.

January 20, 2021

The Navy’s Ghost Fleet Overlord unmanned surface vessel traveled 4,700 nautical miles “almost entirely autonomously” from the Gulf Coast to California as part of its test trial, the service announced last week.

January 20, 2021

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord departs the Pentagon today as one of the few senior defense officials to remain at her post over the past four years, bucking the high-level personnel churn characteristic of the Trump administration.

January 19, 2021

The Aegis ballistic missile defense system demonstrated the ability to track a long-range hypersonic weapon during a non-intercept test executed in parallel with a March 2020 flight test of the Conventional Prompt Strike program, launching a simulated Standard Missile-6 against the actual hypersonic glide body during its 2,000-mile flight over the Pacific.

January 19, 2021

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin has committed to several key Defense Department reviews if confirmed as defense secretary and asserted his belief that military spending is unlikely to be increased in the near future.

January 19, 2021

Lockheed Martin executives believe their experience doing integration on surface ships and autonomy work for aircraft and underwater unmanned vessels has prepared the company to tackle the Large Unmanned Surface Vessel.

January 19, 2021

The chief executive of Huntington Ingalls Industries says the company has returned to its pre-pandemic production rate -- but the company lost time and money it will likely not fully recover.

January 15, 2021

Pentagon officials raised new concerns this week about plans to shift electromagnetic spectrum control from the Defense Department to the private sector, arguing it could jeopardize test ranges and the development of next-generation weapon systems.

January 14, 2021

The Pentagon, which saw four years of chaotic senior leadership churn under President Trump, is preparing for yet another change in personnel, this time for the team nominated by President-elect Biden.

January 14, 2021

The Navy's schedule for delivering the first Columbia-class submarine is threatened by ongoing design software challenges that will likely increase the program's cost, a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday concludes.

January 14, 2021

The Navy is wrapping up a project to define options for a new nuclear-tipped, submarine-launched cruise missile with plans to conclude by the end of the summer an analysis of alternatives that will offer Defense Department leaders -- and the incoming Biden administration -- a turn-key solution to launch development of a program in fiscal year 2022, according to a senior service official.

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