U.S. Navy Awards ‘Largest Shipbuilding Contract’ in Service History

U.S. Navy Awards ‘Largest Shipbuilding Contract’ in Service History

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USS Mississippi (SSN-782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean in 2012. US Navy Photo

USS Mississippi (SSN-782) conducts alpha trials in the Atlantic Ocean in 2012. US Navy Photo

U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command awarded a $17.8 billion contract for ten Block IV Virginia-class attack submarines (SSN-774) to prime contractor General Dynamic Electric Boat in the largest single shipbuilding contract in the service’s history, NAVSEA said on Monday in a late afternoon statement. Read More

Mockup of American Carrier to be Used as Target in Iranian Exercise

Mockup of American Carrier to be Used as Target in Iranian Exercise

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A commercial satellite image of the Nimitz-class carrier mockup under construction in Iran. Digital Globe Photo

A commercial satellite image of the Nimitz-class carrier mockup under construction in Iran. Digital Globe Photo

This post was updated from a previous version to include additional quotes from U.S. 5th Fleet.

A mock-up of an American aircraft carrier will be used as a target by Iranian naval forces in an upcoming exercise, the head of the naval branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Sunday in local press reports. Read More

Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

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Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

The cost of the three ships in the Navy’s Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) has risen more than $2 billion over the last five years — $450 million in the last year alone, according to Navy budget data aggregated by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

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Document: Destroyer Report to Congress

Document: Destroyer Report to Congress

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Black Sea on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) transits the Black Sea on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

The following is the April 8, 2014 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs. Read More

Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

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Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

The sailor who was killed protecting a shipmate when a civilian trucker rushed the quarterdeck of USS Mahan (DDG-72) in March will receive the Navy’s highest non-combat decoration, according to the service. Read More