Monday, March 1, 2021

Over 300 Lay-Offs Announced at Newport News Shipbuilding

More than 300 salaried employees at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have been informed they will be laid off as the nation’s leading defense shipbuilder reshapes its workforce. Newport New...

March 1, 2021
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Navy Names New Frigates the “Constellation Class”

U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite has selected “Constellation” as the name of the Navy’s newest class of frigates. The name was announced by Braithwaite this week while aboard the museum...

October 8, 2020
Total Views: 772

Thursday, February 6, 2020
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U.S. Navy Swaps Sub for Destroyer in 2021 Budget Request Shift

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon is bolstering the number of warships the Navy will seek in its fiscal 2021 budget request after the White House complained an initial proposal...

February 6, 2020
Total Views: 217

Monday, December 2, 2019
Maritime News

General Dynamics Wins $22.2 Billion Contract for Virginia-Class Subs

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –General Dynamics Corp. has received a $22.2 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to build nine more nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarines, the largest shipbuilding contract in the...

December 2, 2019
Total Views: 76

Monday, August 26, 2019
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NASSCO Awarded Contract to Build More Expeditionary Sea Base Ships for U.S. Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a contract to build up to three more Expeditionary Sea Base ships for the U.S. Navy. The contract, announced Friday by the Department of...

August 26, 2019
Total Views: 132

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
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USS Ford Munitions Elevators Miss Another Deadline in Latest Setback

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –Only two of 11 elevators needed to lift munitions to the deck of the U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier have been installed, according to...

July 31, 2019
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 214

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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U.S. Navy Awards $15 Billion Contract for Construction of New Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Thursday it awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc a $15.2 billion contract to build two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy told...

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 99

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
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U.S. Navy Seeks $30 Million to Fix Gear That Hobbled its New Gerald R. Ford Supercarrier

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Navy is asking Congress to shift $30 million from other accounts to start repairing a damaged gear on the service’s costliest warship, the Gerald...

July 25, 2018
Total Views: 25

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Navy Busts $12.9 Billion Spending Cap On Supercarrier

by Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The US Navy’s costliest vessel ever just got pricer, breaching a $12.9 billion cap set by Congress by $120 million, the service told lawmakers this week. The...

May 12, 2018
Total Views: 26

Thursday, April 12, 2018

U.S. Could Reach 355 Ship Navy in 2030s -Official

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON, April 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy could build its strength to 355 ships over a decade earlier than previously thought due to an increased shipbuilding...

April 12, 2018
Total Views: 22

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Sea Trials of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Aircraft Carrier

Navy Backs Down On Carrier Shock-Testing

By Anthony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian has said the Navy should perform shock-testing soon to determine how well its new $12.9 billion aircraft carrier — the costliest...

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 52

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy ship.  The ship’s namesake, Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine who...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 183

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Lockheed’s Littoral Combat Ships Running 11 Months Late, U.S. Navy Says

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Lockheed Martin Corp. will deliver its eight remaining Littoral Combat Ships an average of 11 months late, more than twice the five-month delay for rival shipbuilder Austal...

December 13, 2017
Total Views: 19

Monday, June 19, 2017

U.S. Navy Finds $500 Million for a Second Littoral Combat Ship in 2018

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy has found $500 million to buy a second Littoral Combat Ship in next year’s budget after scrounging that was required because the...

June 19, 2017
Total Views: 21

Thursday, June 15, 2017

U.S. Navy’s New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier Struggles to Fly and Land Planes

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged...

June 15, 2017
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

U.S. Navy Fleet Must Grow, Adapt and Automate to Compete, Admiral Says

By Mike Stone May 17 (Reuters) – Even if President Donald Trump’s promise of a 350 ship fleet is fulfilled, the U.S. Navy will still need to fundamentally change its...

May 17, 2017
Total Views: 3

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Navy to Delay Award of Frigate Construction for a Year

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy will delay by at least a year plans to award a multibillion-dollar construction contract for a frigate meant to succeed the troubled...

May 4, 2017
Total Views: 41

Monday, April 24, 2017
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Trump-Backed Navy Shipbuilding Plan Would Boost Costs Some $400 Billion Over 30 Years

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) – Expanding the U.S. Navy to 355 ships as recommended by military leaders and backed by President Donald Trump would cost some $400 billion more over...

April 24, 2017
Total Views: 26

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Maritime News

Aircraft Carriers, Championed by Trump, are Vulnerable to Attack

By Scot Paltrow WASHINGTON, March 9 (Reuters) – Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford,...

March 9, 2017
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