On Tuesday Capt. James Kirk turned over command of the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) to his executive officer and ended his tenure leading the crew of the Navy’s newest and most unique warship. Read More
Ingalls Shipbuilding was awarded a $1.46 billion contract modification for the construction of the last San Antonio-class (LPD-17) amphibious warship on Monday, according to a Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post misstated the cost of an Excalibur 155mm guided round. A round plus the container is sold to the U.S. Army at about $70,000 per round.
THE PENTAGON — The Navy is looking to Raytheon’s Excalibur guided artillery round to replace the effective but expensive Long Range Land Attack Projectile for the Zumwalt-class of guided missile destroyers, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
After a three-month journey from Maine, USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is now pierside at its homeport in San Diego, Navy officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post indicated that guided missile destroyer USS Zumwalt was underway following repairs in Panama. In fact, the ship has completed repairs and shifted berths from former U.S. Naval Station Rodman to Balboa, Panama.
THE PENTAGON — USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is preparing to leave port following several days of repairs after breaking down in the Panama Canal, service officials told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More
This post has been updated with additional information on Zumwalt’s casualty and repair schedule.
USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is pier side following an engineering casualty the ship suffered transiting the Panama Canal, U.S. Navy officials told USNI News on Monday. Read More
BAE Systems won a $192 million contract to complete the installation and combat system activation for the first two Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers, according to a Monday Defense Department contract announcement. Read More
The first restart Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer built by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works completed its first set of builder’s trials, Naval Sea Systems Command said on Wednesday. Read More
The first in a trio of guided missile destroyer will arrive in Baltimore today ahead of a commissioning ceremony this week, service officials told USNI News. Read More
NEWPORT, R.I. — The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard said the service is prepared for a possible protest of last week’s offshore patrol cutter award, he told USNI News on Wednesday. Read More