Tag Archives: Coronavirus

COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions Slowing F-35 Production

COVID-19-Related Supply Chain Disruptions Slowing F-35 Production

A U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II, attached to Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, the ‘Argonauts’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, completes a flight over Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Feb. 1, 2019. US Navy Photo

COVID-19 is slowing F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter production because of supply chain disruptions caused by national and international attempts to stop the spread of the sickness, prime contractor Lockheed Martin said Tuesday. Read More

Navy Silently Commissions Nuclear Attack Boats USS Vermont, USS Delaware

Navy Silently Commissions Nuclear Attack Boats USS Vermont, USS Delaware

USS Delaware (SSN-791) transits the Atlantic Ocean after departing Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division during sea trials in August 2019. Navy photo courtesy of HII

USS Vermont (SSN-792), the Navy’s first block IV Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine, joined the fleet over the weekend in a subdued administrative action transitioning the boat to normal operations without the pomp and circumstance of a comissioning ceremony ashore.

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DoD: Shipbuilding, Aviation Hardest-Hit Sectors in Defense Industrial Base by COVID Pandemic

DoD: Shipbuilding, Aviation Hardest-Hit Sectors in Defense Industrial Base by COVID Pandemic

P-8 Poseidon in Seattle Factory. Boeing photo.

The shipbuilding, aviation and small space launch sectors are the three hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic within the defense industrial base, according to the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, despite a slew of memos and authorities signed out by the Pentagon to relieve pressure from sick workers and facilities closures. Read More

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 20, 2020

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 20, 2020

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These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 20, 2020, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Navy, CDC to Study COVID-19 Outbreak on Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

Navy, CDC to Study COVID-19 Outbreak on Carrier Theodore Roosevelt

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) depart the ship to move to off-ship berthing on April 10, 2020. US Navy Photo

To better refine how the Navy fights COVID-19, the service and the Center for Disease Control are mounting a study see how the virus spread aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Read More

More Than 1,000 Sailors Test Positive for COVID-19; Service Has Highest Share of Active Duty Infections

More Than 1,000 Sailors Test Positive for COVID-19; Service Has Highest Share of Active Duty Infections

Equipment Operator 3rd Class Tyler Dowling, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, speaks with Capt. Eric Correll, Commander, Task Force 75 during Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) site preparations on April 16, 2020. US Navy Photo

The Navy reported 1,017 active duty COVID-19 cases throughout the fleet, the service announced on Friday. Of those, infected sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt account for the majority of the Navy’s active duty cases. Read More

Geurts: Navy Acquisition 'Managing Downside Risk,' Seeking 'Upside Opportunity'

Geurts: Navy Acquisition ‘Managing Downside Risk,’ Seeking ‘Upside Opportunity’

Tripoli (LHA-7) is launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. on March 1, 2017. US Navy Photo

The Navy’s acquisition community is trying to “leverage the condition we’re in, not be a victim of it,” with the service’s top buyer saying he’s confident his workforce can take unexpected lessons learned adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic and actually be more efficient in the long term. Read More