Category Archives: Budget Industry

Austal USA Delivers Two Ships to Navy

Austal USA Delivers Two Ships to Navy

Expeditionary Fast Transport Brunswick (EPF-6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in May 2015. US Navy Photo

Expeditionary Fast Transport Brunswick (EPF-6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in May 2015. US Navy Photo

Austal USA delivered two ships to the Navy from its Mobile, Ala. yard late last week – the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF-7) and the Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS-8), according to the service. Read More

Chinese Warships Now Training with Ships from U.S. Carrier Strike Group

Chinese Warships Now Training with Ships from U.S. Carrier Strike Group

Chinese and U.S. ships on June 25, 2016. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo

Chinese and U.S. ships on June 25, 2016. Chinese Ministry of Defense Photo

CLARIFICATION: The PLAN ships bound for RIMPAC were accompanied by two ships from the Stennis Carrier Strike Group, not the entire CSG.

Five ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy are training with ships from a U.S. carrier strike group ahead of next month’s Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercises, a Navy official confirmed to USNI News on Monday. Read More

Marines Taking 30 Hornets From Boneyard, Navy Inventory To Address Readiness Crisis

Marines Taking 30 Hornets From Boneyard, Navy Inventory To Address Readiness Crisis

A Marine inspects an F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Jan. 7, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

A Marine inspects an F/A-18C Hornet from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Jan. 7, 2015. US Marine Corps photo.

Marine Corps aviation, struggling to meet its operational and training missions with a shrinking fleet of aged F/A-18 Hornets, is pushing a program to recover and update 30 out-of-service F/A-18Cs in an effort to remain combat ready until the new F-35B is fielded in numbers. Read More

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

Zukunft: Coast Guard Welcomes Whole-Of-Government Intelligence, Collaboration

The U. S. Coast Guard's first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service's new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The U. S. Coast Guard’s first national security cutter took to the sea on Friday, operating in concert with the service’s new maritime patrol aircraft, the Ocean Sentry HC-144A, and a newly re-engined MH-65C helicopter. US Coast Guard photo.

The Coast Guard’s current success in its drug and human trafficking missions, as well as future success in its heavy icebreaker program, rest in a whole-of-government approach, the commandant said earlier this week. Read More

Smallest Of Navy's 3 Advanced EOD Robots Passes Critical Design Review

Smallest Of Navy’s 3 Advanced EOD Robots Passes Critical Design Review

The successful Critical Design Review determined that Northrop Grumman's final design for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System dismounted operations variant satisfies cost, schedule and mission performance requirements and demonstrates the maturity for proceeding with system fabrication, assembly, integration and test. Northrop Grumman image.

The successful Critical Design Review determined that Northrop Grumman’s final design for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System dismounted operations variant satisfies cost, schedule and mission performance requirements and demonstrates the maturity for proceeding with system fabrication, assembly, integration and test. Northrop Grumman photo.

The first increment in the Navy’s Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) passed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and is going into low-rate initial production, Northrop Grumman announced. Read More

BAE Systems Developing Search-and-Track System For ONR To Counter Small Threats

BAE Systems Developing Search-and-Track System For ONR To Counter Small Threats

Two fast inbound attack craft approach guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a simulated strait transit with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. US Navy photo.

Two fast inbound attack craft approach guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) during a simulated strait transit with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. US Navy photo.

This post has been updated to correct the spelling of the name Somit Mathur.

The Office of Naval Research has awarded BAE Systems a contract for a critical component of a proposed system that would improve a surface ship’s ability to detect small surface and air threats that may not show up on its radars. Read More

DoD On Track For 2017 Audit; USMC Early Achievements Provided Navy Lessons Learned

DoD On Track For 2017 Audit; USMC Early Achievements Provided Navy Lessons Learned

To reach full auditability, the Navy must be able to account for all the money it spends, from buying the biggest of ships to the most mundane of labor contracts.

To reach full auditability, the Navy must be able to account for all the money it spends, from buying the biggest of ships to the most mundane of labor contracts.

The comptrollers and chief financial officers for the Defense Department and the three service departments assured the House Armed Services Committee that they are on track to meet the congressional mandate to pass a complete financial audit by Sept. 30, 2017. Read More

SASC Staffer Goel : U.S., Pakistan Relationship Goes Beyond Afghanistan

SASC Staffer Goel : U.S., Pakistan Relationship Goes Beyond Afghanistan

U.S. and Pakistan national anthems are played during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG-8) at Naval Station Mayport in 2010. US Navy Photo

U.S. and Pakistan national anthems are played during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney (FFG-8) at Naval Station Mayport in 2010. US Navy Photo

When considering the future U.S. relations with Pakistan it’s important not to deal with Islamabad exclusively “through the lens of Afghanistan,” a Senate Armed Services Committee staffer said Thursday. Read More