The Navy today awarded a construction contract for a second Virginia-class attack submarine this fiscal year, which the Trump administration had cut from its FY 2021 budget request and the House Armed Services Committee fought to have included in the final spending and defense bills. Read More
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Navy’s Infamous INSURV Reports Set to End This Year Unless Congress Acts
A long-standing independent report on the health of the U.S. Navy is set to end this year unless Congress acts, USNI News has learned.
INSURV Inspections Found Lower Material Readiness on Surface Ships, Subs
Navy ship readiness has trended down over the past three years, with many ship systems on surface ships and submarines, in particular, showing lower readiness scores in Fiscal Year 2020 compared to the recent average, according to the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) annual report released today. Read More
Huntington Ingalls Sees Record-Breaking 2020, Moving to Integrating Business Lines
After coming through 2020 with record sales and growing its unmanned systems portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, Huntington Ingalls Industries plans to use that momentum in 2021 to integrate its different business lines to help its customers tackle more complex challenges, the company president said today. Read More
Top Stories 2020: U.S. Navy Acquisition
This post is part of a series of stories looking back at the top naval news from 2020.
2020 may be among the most consequential years for Navy acquisition in recent memory, with the service making big moves in support of its Distributed Maritime Operations operating concept. Read More
Navy New Virginia Block VI Virginia Attack Boat Will Inform SSN(X)
The submarine community is nearing a plan for its Block VI Virginia-class submarine, which will be an improvement in stealth and capability compared to the boats under construction today and will be a bridge to the upcoming SSN(X) program. Read More
Memos to Shipyards from Navy Leadership
The following are a pair of November memos from Navy acquisition chief James Geurts and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday to the U.S. shipbuilders. Read More
Navy Confident It Could Build 3 Virginia SSNs a Year, Though More Study Needed On Shipyard Capacity
The Navy has “full confidence we can ramp up” to building three attack submarines per year if the Navy buildup proposed by former Defense Secretary Mark Esper were to be enacted, despite ongoing delays in Block IV Virginia-class construction, the program executive officer for submarines said today. Read More
Senate Appropriators Allot $21.35B for Shipbuilding; 1 Virginia-Class Attack Boat
Senate appropriators are proposing $21.35 billion for Navy shipbuilding that would fund nine battleforce ships, according to the text of the legislation that was released on Tuesday.
Submarine Industrial Base Ready to Grow – But Only If Pentagon, Congress Send the Right Signals
Huntington Ingalls Industries is confident its businesses are well-positioned for whatever the future of the Navy is – whether it’s the implementation of the Pentagon’s Battle Force 2045 plan or something else implemented by new leadership, according to the chief executive. Read More