Northrop Grumman to Supply Marine Navigation Equipment for Suez Canal Authority

NEW MALDEN, England -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has won orders to supply navigation equipment to the Suez Canal Authority for tugboats and other assorted workboats. The orders include radar upgrades for 10 boats, and complete integrated bridge systems (IBS) for four new builds. The IBS is based on Northrop Grumman's VisionMaster … [Read more...]

U.S. Shipbuilders Batten Hatches As Navy Weighs Cuts

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--Mike Petters keeps a well-thumbed volume of naval history handy on his desk. One of its lessons, he says, is that maintaining a fleet is a long-term national investment that outlasts short-term politics. "You end up building ships for the administration after next," said Petters, the president and chief executive of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. … [Read more...]

Navy Names Next Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

BOSTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named the USS John F. Kennedy. The selection John F. Kennedy, designated CVN 79, honors the 35th President of the United States and pays tribute to his service in the Navy, in the government, and to the nation. "President John F. Kennedy exemplified the … [Read more...]