Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has won a $2.6 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul of the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), according to a Friday release from the Pentagon. Read More
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) has arrived at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding facility to begin its mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), Naval Sea Systems Command officials told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
The deployment of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group is being pushed back until Monday due to weather, a U.S. Fleet Forces spokesman told USNI News on Friday. Read More
The House passed a full Fiscal Year 2013 spending bill allowing the military more flexibility in programming sequestration cuts on Wednesday, according to several press reports. Read More
This story was updated from a previous version to include a statement from NASSCO.
Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO could lay off as many as 730 at its San Diego, Calif. shipyard and maintenance facility in Mayport, Fla. by late April due to pending Department of Defense budget cuts, read a NASSCO statement provided to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
This Feb. 14 report from the Congressional Research Service details developments in the Arleigh Burke and Zumwalt destroyer classes as background information for Congress.
In the event of sequestration, U.S. Navy civilians could face a loss 22 days of their income for Fiscal Year 2013, according to briefing slides from the service.
“Virtually all,” Navy civilians face a furlough if the automatic budget cuts go into effect beginning in late April for “virtually all employees,” according to the slides. Read More
A Feb. 19, 2013 brief from CNO Admiral Jonathan Greenert on the planned U.S. Navy civilians furloughs in the event of sequestration. Read More
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta issued a message to the Pentagon’s civilian employees warning of coming furloughs if mandatory cuts from sequestration go through, Wednesday.