Thursday, November 5, 2015
Maritime News

General Dynamics Can’t Be Trusted on Zumwalt Destroyer Data, Agency Says

  By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — The Pentagon agency that oversees contracts says it can’t rely on cost and schedule projections from General Dynamics Corp.’s warship unit in a $22...

November 5, 2015
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Pentagon Ponders Canceling Last Zumwalt Destroyer

  By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Pentagon officials are weighing whether to cancel the last of three ships in General Dynamics Corp.’s $22 billion program to build new destroyers even...

September 14, 2015
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Austal Delivers LCS 6 to U.S. Navy

  Alabama-based aluminum shipbuilder Austal Limited has successfully delivered the Littoral Combat Ship 6 (LCS 6), the future USS Jackson, to the U.S. Navy, a landmark vessel delivery for the...

August 13, 2015
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

U.S. Navy Ordered to Shock Test World’s Costliest Ship

  By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — Top Pentagon officials have ordered the Navy to conduct shock tests at sea for its new aircraft carrier over objections from the service, which...

August 11, 2015
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Maritime News

Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth Found Vulnerable to Attack Before Asia Deployment

Weeks before one of the U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ships departed for Asia, tests had exposed its vulnerability to a potential enemy attack, according to the Pentagon’s testing office.

June 25, 2015
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Maritime News

U.S. Navy to Christen LCS 10 – USS Gabrielle Giffords

[contextly_sidebar id=”4G7lDFNttrhX3qiMdbG625bPjNe9kMix”]The U.S. Navy is getting ready to christen the future USS Gabrielle Giffords, the tenth ship in the Navy’s littoral combat ship program. The ship is named after former...

June 12, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Maritime News

New Supercarrier Is Super Over-Budget

The second aircraft carrier in the Navy’s new Gerald R. Ford class is now estimated to exceed a cap imposed by Congress by at least $370 million, according to the Pentagon’s independent cost office.

May 19, 2015
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PHOTOS: USNS Lewis B. Puller Builders Trials

The USNS Lewis B. Puller was captured earlier this month off the coast of San Diego during builders trials from the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. Lewis B. Puller is the first...

April 21, 2015
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Zumwalt Destroyer Deliveries Running a Year Late -U.S. Navy

Delivery of General Dynamics Corp.’s first two electric-powered Zumwalt-classdestroyers for the U.S. Navy is running more than a year late, in part for lack of enough electricians, according to the service.

March 10, 2015
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Pentagon Opts to Upgrade Littoral Combat Ship Design

The new surface combatant (SSC) ships will be based on an upgraded variant of the existing littoral combat ships (LCS)

December 11, 2014
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Navy Engineer Caught Trying to Steal Supercarrier Secrets

A civilian engineer at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard was arrested in a sting operation on a charge of trying to steal diagrams of the U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear aircraft carrier for a man who he believed to be a spy for the Egyptian government, according to court papers.

December 6, 2014
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Maritime News

Ford-Class Carrier Cost Overruns Appear Likely, GAO Says

The cost of the U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is likely to keep rising from the $12.9 billion now estimated, with the final price masked by deferring some work until after the ship is delivered, the Government Accountability Office said.

November 20, 2014
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Monday, November 10, 2014

U.S. Navy’s First Afloat Forward Staging Base Floated at NASSCO – PHOTOS

The future USNS Lewis B. Puller, the third ship in the U.S. Navy's new Mobile Landing Platform-class, was launched into San Diego Bay last week at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard.

November 10, 2014
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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Engineering News

CNO Expresses Concern Over U.S. Navy’s Shipbuilding Industrial Base

“There’s some likelihood we’ll lose a builder,” commented Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the U.S. Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations during a presentation at the Brookings Institute on Tuesday. Admiral Greenert was...

November 4, 2014
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Friday, October 31, 2014

Watch: Ingalls Shipbuilding Launches 10th Amphibious Transport Dock – John P. Murtha (LPD 26)

Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has launched the company’s 10th amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26)

October 31, 2014
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Video: Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) Launched at Marinette Marine

A Lockheed Martin-led team launched the United States Navy's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit, into the Menominee River this weekend at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard.

October 21, 2014
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Video: Virginia-Class Submarine ‘John Warner’ Launched

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has launched the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, kicking off the final phases of construction prior to sea...

September 17, 2014
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Maritime News

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy’s New Mobile Landing Platform in Action

This month twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are in and around the Hawaiian Islands for the world's largest international maritime exercise known as Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

July 14, 2014
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Warns It Can’t Meet Funding Needs in New 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan

The U.S. Navy can’t meet its funding needs for surface warships and a new class of nuclear attack submarines from 2025 to 2034, according to the service’s latest 30-year shipbuilding plan.

July 8, 2014
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

U.S. Navy Christens New High-Tech Warship

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened its newest warship, the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), during a ceremony at Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine where the futuristic ship has been under construction since 2009.

April 13, 2014
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