Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Next-gen Standard Missile-3 Completes First Intercept Test

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have completed the first successful intercept flight test of a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA, a defensive weapon designed to defeat short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats. Crew members on board the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) launched a SM-3Block …

Read More »

General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Construction on Fifth Ship in Expeditionary Sea Base Program for U.S. Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO, began construction on a fifth ship for the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. Designed to provide advanced flexibility and capability for sea-to-shore missions, the newest ESB will include a 52,000 square-foot flight deck, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces, magazines, mission planning …

Read More »

Raytheon Awarded US Navy MK 54 Torpedo Contract

Raytheon Company has been awarded on the 29th of August a $37,723,774 firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo common parts kits; MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits; and MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware …

Read More »

General Dynamics to Deliver Advanced HF Communications Capability for U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems to improve high-frequency (HF) communications for the Navy’s four-channel, AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR). The 3G High-frequency 3rd Generation Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) increases transmission rates from radio to radio by 24 percent and reduces static and other …

Read More »

Lockheed Martin Begins Integration on the Royal Australian Navy’s First Aegis-equipped Hobart Class Destroyer

Lockheed Martin’s Integrated Test Team (ITT) begins Aegis combat system integration and testing aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first Aegis-equipped Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), HOBART. The Aegis Combat System testing will be facilitated by Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians who are responsible for testing the Aegis Combat System to …

Read More »