Lockheed Martin’s Remote Multi Mission Vehicle in 2010. US Navy Photo
This post has been updated to include a complete account from the Navy regarding its plans for the RMMV and LCS mine countermeasures mission package, and a comment from Lockheed Martin on its RMMV.
The Navy will halt procurement of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle included in the Littoral Combat Ship’s mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package and will instead compete several unmanned vehicles over the next three fiscal years, officials decided this week. Read More
AN/SLQ-32 “Slick 32” on a destroyer in 2009. US Navy Photo
General Dynamics Mission Systems was awarded a full-rate production contract for the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 1B3, which will add display upgrades, a high-gain high-sensitivity electronic capability and more to most of the fleet’s surface ships. Read More
General Dynamics’ offering for ACV 1.1. USNI News photo.
General Dynamics Land Systems is protesting the Marine Corps’ decision to award Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) 1.1 contracts to BAE Systems and SAIC, a company spokeswoman told USNI News. Read More
USS Jackson (LCS-6) during its christening ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. in 2014. US Navy Photo
The sixth littoral combat ship – USS Jackson (LCS-6) – was commissioned on Saturday in a ceremony in Gulfport, Miss. Read More
The following are highlights from the Nov. 21, 2015 commissioning ceremony of the Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). The ship is the third Lockheed Martin Freedom-class LCS built at the Marinette Marine shipyard and will be home-ported in San Diego, California. Read More
Freedom-class Milwaukee (LCS-5) during its September 2015 acceptance trials. US Navy Photo
The Navy has accepted the third Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship Milwaukee (LCS-5) in a Friday ceremony, the service announced. Read More
MUOS-4 encapsulated in its protective launch vehicle fairing for its Aug. 31, 2015 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. United Launch Alliance Photo
The Navy’s fourth satellite of its planned next generation communication constellation is being ready for a planned launch later this month, contractor Lockheed Martin said on Thursday. Read More
Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jackson (LCS 6) during its christening ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. in 2014. Austal USA Photo
A previous version of this post indicated the prime contractor for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Jackson was General Dynamics when it was in fact Austal USA. General Dynamics was the prime contractor for the first two Independence-class ships, not the first four. Jackson is the first Independence-class LCS with Austal as the prime contractor.
The Littoral Combat Ship Jackson (LCS-6) has completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a planned delivery to the Navy later this summer, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced on Tuesday. Read More
The launch of the future USS Montgomery (LCS-8) on Aug 6, 2014 in Mobile, Ala. Austal USA Photo
Shipbuilder Austal USA laid the keel of the seventh Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at its Mobile, Ala. yard, the company announced on Monday. Read More
The third MUOS satellite before its January 2015 launch. Lockheed Martin Photo
The Navy has accepted the third satellite of a next generation military communication constellation that promises to bring smart phone-like data rates to deployed troops, maker Lockheed Martin announced this week. Read More