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Navy Awards Swiftships $50 Million In LCUs

The Navy awarded Swiftships LLC a $50 million modification to build four more Landing Craft utility (LCU) transportation boats as the service accelerates releasing contracts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The award is exercising an...

Boeing Wins $85 Million Mod For Three More MQ-25A Stingrays

Naval Air Systems Command awarded Boeing [BA] an $85 million modification to procure three more MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial refueling aircraft. This modification exercises contract options to procure three more MQ-25 “System Demonstration Test...

DoD Faces Avionics Terminal Challenges

On March 27, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) awarded Raytheon [RTN] and L3Harris [LHX] $500 million each to develop protected tactical waveform capable modems for the next generation Protected Tactical...

US Navy Awards $200 M Contract to Upgrade USS Boxer

BAE Systems has received a $200.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) SAN...

Pentagon removes captain of virus-struck aircraft carrier

The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Captain Brett Crozier...

USS Gabrielle Giffords patrols in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy has announced that Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS10) is patrolling the South China Sea while deployed to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). “Part of Destroyer Squadron...

NAVSEA surveys industry for Special Mission ships

The US Navy has begun talks with shipbuilders over plans to replace its 36-year-old cable laying and repair ship USNS Zeus (T-ARC 7). Officials at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) have also started discussing...

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