NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – The Navy put more money on contract with less effort from its personnel in Fiscal Year 2019, the service’s acquisition chief said today, showing that the service is moving in the right direction in fielding new capabilities more efficiently. Read More
The following post has been updated to correct the name of a submarine referred to in the story. On Friday, Vice Adm. Tom Moore referred to attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN-758) not USS Nashville.
The heads of the Navy’s ship maintenance efforts want to get destroyer work back on track using new data tools and an under-development predictive schedule to prevent another major backlog in repair work. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify that the PEO Carriers interaction with NavalX is ongoing and has not yet concluded.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Navy is expanding its NavalX innovation support office, setting up five regional hubs across the country that will bring military, industry and academia together to help solve nagging problems for the service. Read More
GROTON, Conn. – The Navy is close to inking a multi-billion-dollar deal to build the Block V Virginia-class fast-attack submarines, but doing so requires the service, shipyards and suppliers to balance their sometimes-competing program priorities, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday
EN ROUTE TO JOINT BASE ANDREWS –To prevent submarine construction and maintenance delays, the Navy needs to provide its supplier base with a broader understanding of parts and equipment demands, the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday.
THE PENTAGON – Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), the service’s financial and supply chain management system, has migrated to a cloud computing system following a 10-month program replacing a server-based system.
THE PENTAGON – The Navy and Marine Corps are using their tech experimentation series to better understand how to execute new warfighting concepts and to see how evolving gear may change those concepts. Read More
Conceding not all Advanced Weapons Elevators will be operational before USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) leaves an extended post-shakedown availability, the Navy is pressing to fix as many of the systems as possible.
This post has been updated with an additional statement from the Marine Corps.
Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. was awarded a $542 million to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters to mark the start of low-rate initial production, the Navy announced Monday. Read More
The Navy is building a ground-based test site for the weapons elevators currently going through a difficult installation and certification process on carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), though it won’t be ready in time to allay the problems on Ford. Read More