Category Archives: Surface Forces

General Dynamics Wins SEWIP Block 1B3 Full-Rate Production Contract

General Dynamics Wins SEWIP Block 1B3 Full-Rate Production Contract

AN/SLQ-32 "Slick 32" on a destroyer in 2009. US Navy Photo

AN/SLQ-32 “Slick 32” on a destroyer in 2009. US Navy Photo

General Dynamics Mission Systems was awarded a full-rate production contract for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3, which will add display upgrades, a high-gain high-sensitivity electronic capability and more to most of the fleet’s surface ships. Read More

A Decade of San Antonio

A Decade of San Antonio

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, sponsor of LPD-17 the San Antonio, christens the Navy's the in New Orleans in 2003. US Navy Photo

Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, sponsor of LPD-17 the San Antonio, christens the Navy’s the in New Orleans in 2003. US Navy Photo

Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2006, lead ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) was commissioned as a Navy warship. But the immediate future looked bleak for the amphibious transport dock program. Read More

Navy Aims to Install Over-the-Horizon Missile on Littoral Combat Ship by End of 2016

Navy Aims to Install Over-the-Horizon Missile on Littoral Combat Ship by End of 2016

A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a Sept. 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California. US Navy photo.

A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is launched from the Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during a Sept. 23, 2014, test off the coast of Southern California. US Navy photo.

PENTAGON – The Navy hopes to have an over-the-horizon missile on a Littoral Combat Ship by the end of the year, the service’s surface warfare director told USNI News on Thursday. Read More

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley Asks Congress for More Department of Navy Flexibility in Acquisition

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

Sean Stackley testifies during a Oct. 1, 2015 hearing. CSPAN Image

The sea services can “make mountains move” when confronting anti-ship missiles or torpedo threats to aircraft carriers, but what the Department of the Navy wants from Congress “is the ability to take those risks” in experimenting and prototyping more quickly to meet emerging needs, the Navy’s top acquisition official told the House Armed Services Committee Thursday. Read More