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Ships & Submarines

September 12, 2014 | Inside the Navy

A new report released last week on amphibious shipping examines the advantages and drawbacks of leveraging the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship to support amphibious operations, noting that the vessel's shortfalls in executing such missions could be mitigated by operating in combination with other ships.

September 12, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy must inspect six Virginia-class submarines for questionable third-party vendor components that were discovered on the first two Block III subs, but the service does not anticipate the inspections will impact ship delivery schedules.

September 12, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy recently awarded Textron Inc. a contract modification to build the first operational craft of the ship-to-shore connector program, which is planned to replace the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air Cushion vehicles.

September 05, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Foreign militaries have shown interest in purchasing some of the systems on board the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship, but the Navy is not seeing as much international interest in the LCS hull design, a service official said last week.

September 05, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is investigating all cost-effective contracting options for the Ohio-class replacement submarine acquisition strategy and will finalize that strategy in the fall of 2016 as part of a milestone B decision, according to a service spokeswoman.

September 03, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, said this week he is most concerned about preserving the engineering aspects of three specific components of the defense industrial base: ground combat vehicles, high-performance aircraft and surface combat ships.

August 29, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy awarded General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works a contract Aug. 22 worth up to $100 million to provide maintenance and modernization work for both variants of the Littoral Combat Ship.

August 22, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy awarded five individual contracts last week totaling $2.5 billion for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services production units and intends to make the effort competitive throughout the eight-year period of performance, according to a service official.

August 22, 2014 | Daily News

The Navy is deferring key actions on the Remote Minehunting System until the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 following the delay of a crucial Office of the Secretary of Defense review that was scheduled for May 2014.

August 15, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy anticipates costs for the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer to increase between fiscal years 2017 and 2019 due to "estimating errors," according to the Pentagon's latest Selected Acquisition Report.

August 15, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy is implementing several design and engineering improvements to its Littoral Combat Ship program using lessons learned from the construction of the first two vessels, according to a service spokesman.

August 15, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Results from a recently completed analysis of alternatives to replace the Navy's aging dock landing ships lead the Navy to focus on either using a modified LPD-17 San Antonio-class amphibious ship as the basis of the notional LX(R) program, or designing a new vessel altogether.

August 15, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding a $25 million contract modification to complete 40 design and construction changes to the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).

August 13, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has waived a competitive prototyping requirement for the Navy's Fleet Replenishment Oiler program to prevent acquisition costs from soaring and the program from being delayed.

August 08, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Due to a delay in the contract award that officially begins the advanced planning process to refuel the aircraft carrier George Washington, the ship will start its refueling and complex overhaul six months later than originally planned, a Huntington Ingalls Industries official told Inside the Navy last week.

August 08, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Even if sequestration cuts return in fiscal year 2016, a Huntington Ingalls Industries official expressed confidence that the Navy will "find a way" to pay for the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73), either by reapportioning existing funds or securing an additional source of cash.

August 08, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The Navy has not decided what type of contracting strategy to use -- sole-source or a joint venture -- for the multibillion dollar Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine program, according to a business executive.

August 04, 2014 | Daily News

The Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division a $49.6 million contract to begin planning work associated with defueling the aircraft carrier George Washington, a move HII hopes is the first step toward an award of the full refueling contract.

August 01, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The lead ship in the LX(R) class that is scheduled to begin replacing the Navy's aging dock landing ships in the mid-2020s will likely cost less than $2.02 billion, the estimated cost to build a 12th LPD-17 amphibious vessel, according to a defense official associated with amphibious ship capabilities development.

August 01, 2014 | Inside the Navy

The analysis of options to replace the Navy's aging fleet of amphibious landing craft is completed, according to slides from a June presentation to industry that also detailed the initial requirements for the program.

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