WEST: Marines Expanding Sea Control Laboratory to Test Command and Control Concepts, Gear

WEST: Marines Expanding Sea Control Laboratory to Test Command and Control Concepts, Gear

The landing force operations center maintained by Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity on Camp Pendleton, Calif., replicates sea-based systems normally seen on U. S. Navy ships, allowing Marines to improve their understanding command and control mediums by testing them in a simulated environment. US Marine Corps

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Marines are expanding its shore-based, sea control test lab to help ensure sea-going Marines’ command and control systems will work once they get aboard ship. Read More

Navy Eyes New Ship Repair Contracting to Boost On-Time Delivery; Public Yards' Performance Improving

Navy Eyes New Ship Repair Contracting to Boost On-Time Delivery; Public Yards’ Performance Improving

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) personnel bring the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) into Drydock 6 at PSNS in Bremerton, Wash. PSNS and IMF personnel will work side by side with ship’s force teams to get the ship back in fighting condition and back to the Fleet. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO – Just 30 percent of the Navy’s destroyers come out of maintenance availabilities on time, the head of Naval Sea Systems Command said, and the service will be taking actions in the coming months to incentivize industry to increase their capacity and improve that on-time figure. Read More

Navy Rolls Out NavalX Agility Office to Connect Innovators With Support, Tools

Navy Rolls Out NavalX Agility Office to Connect Innovators With Support, Tools

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) passes under the Northern Lights while participating in exercise Trident Juncture 2018 on Oct. 26, 2018. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy rolled out a Naval Expeditions (NavalX) Agility Office that will connect sailors with innovative ideas to experts who can experiment with them, invest in them or contribute to turning the ideas into something tangible for the Navy. Read More

USS Leyte Gulf Back At Sea After Repairs from Minor Collision

USS Leyte Gulf Back At Sea After Repairs from Minor Collision

Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) man the rails as the ship gets underway in 2018. US Navy Photo

The guided-missile cruiser that was involved in a minor collision with a resupply ship on Feb. 5 has left port after repairs and will shortly resume training with the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group, USNI News has learned. Read More

Rear Adm. John Nowell Nominated to be Next Chief of Naval Personnel

Rear Adm. John Nowell Nominated to be Next Chief of Naval Personnel

Lance Cpl. Nathan Rhodes, a Marine assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48), shows Rear Adm. John B. Nowell, then commander Task Force (CTF) 76, how to open the hatch of an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV). US Marine Corps photo

The Navy’s director of military personnel plans and policy, Rear Adm. John Nowell, Jr., has been nominated to become the next chief of naval personnel (N1), USNI News has learned. Read More

WEST: SPAWAR Systems Centers Rebranded as Naval Information Warfare Centers

WEST: SPAWAR Systems Centers Rebranded as Naval Information Warfare Centers

Lauren Burnette, from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, explains the Battlespace Exploitation of Mixed Reality (BEMR) Lab demo to a visitor at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) exhibit during the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. US Navy photo.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In a nod to the rising role of technology and growing importance of information warfare in the battlespace, the Navy will rename Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s (SPAWAR) Systems Centers this month, officials announced Wednesday. Read More

Navy Awards Boeing $43 Million to Build Four Orca XLUUVs

Navy Awards Boeing $43 Million to Build Four Orca XLUUVs

Boeing Echo Voyager. Boeing Co. photo.

This post has been updated with a statement from Boeing.

The Navy awarded Boeing a $43-million contract to build four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs) that will become multi-mission for the service, according to a Wednesday Pentagon contract announcement. Read More