The following is the April 12, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
This post was updated with HII and Naval Sea Systems Command statements on the damage to Delbert Black.
An under-construction Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer was damaged by a barge while it was pier-side at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., according to a statement from Huntington Ingalls Industries. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – A competition for material between submarine construction and submarine maintenance is contributing to slowdowns in both, the Navy’s acquisition chief told USNI News today. Read More
CAPITOL HILL – Unforeseen problems in repairing USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will push delivery of the carrier back to the fleet by three months, into October, Navy officials told a House Armed Services Committee panel on Tuesday. Read More
THE PENTAGON — The Navy is budgeting $1.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 to purchase its first-in-class guided-missile frigate and associated engineering costs as part of an aggressive push to buy nine FFG(X) hulls by FY 2024, according to a Tuesday Navy budget overview. Read More
The Navy accepted the second advanced weapons elevator aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) a month after the first elevator was deemed operational.
The Navy has issued a draft request for proposal to design and build its planned class of 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)). Read More
With a two-aircraft carrier buy approved, contracts for two National Security Cutters and a contract for a guided-missile destroyer awarded late last year, Huntington Ingalls Industries has a healthy backlog of work to keep the company busy for the next several years, company officials said on Thursday.
The following is the Feb. 4, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program:
Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
THE PENTAGON – The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding a contract for two aircraft carriers, the first of its kind since the 1980s. Read More