Navy Unveils New Submarine Universal Modular Mast Maintenance Tower with Ribbon-Cutting

March 31, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic, in conjunction with Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new Submarine Universal Modular Mast (UMM) Maintenance Tower onboard NAVSTA Norfolk, March 31. Capt. Tres Meek, commanding officer, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic; Capt. Dianna Wolfson, commander, NNSY, and Capt. Vince Baker, commanding…

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ASW Virtualization Initiative Expands DDG’s Combat Capability

March 26, 2021 – A Navy team responsible for developing and testing Surface Ship Undersea Warfare Combat System Suites (AN/SQQ-89A (V) 15) improved the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability of a guided missile destroyer during a February exercise. The integrated team led by Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) and supported by NAVSEA’s Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport,…

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NAVSEA Introduces STAVE Propulsion Shaft Tool

March 2, 2021 – The Shaft Taper Analysis Verification Evaluation (STAVE) system is a digital scanning technology and inspection process, which was developed to replace the plug and ring gauge system submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers and other ship classes with fixed-pitch propulsion shaft taper refurbishment, aligning with NAVSEA’s strategic framework in transforming digital capability. The project goal for STAVE was…

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Future USS Daniel Inouye Completes Acceptance Trials

February 5, 2021 – The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) successfully completed acceptance trials February 4th after spending a day underway off the coast of Maine. INSURV inspected the ship during a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and propulsion…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $175 Million U.S. Navy Support Contract

February 1, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division was awarded a contract last week to provide maintenance, training and planning support for U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes a five-year ordering term, with a total potential value of $175 million. “We are very pleased the U.S. Navy has entrusted us to support the readiness of one…

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Leonardo DRS Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Technical Insertion of Surface Fleet Combat Management Systems

January 25, 2021 ̶ Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it has received a contract from the U.S. Navy to supply critical system hardware and full life-cycle support for AEGIS and Ship Self Defense System Combat Management Systems. The cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract was awarded in December 2020, and is worth up to $211.5 million. Under the…

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Navy Names Future Vessel to Honor Muscogee Creek Nation

The Navy announced Jan. 15 that a future Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named USNS Muscogee Creek Nation (T-ATS 10) to honor the self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The Honorable Gregory J. Slavonic, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy and Oklahoma native, announced the name selection during a ceremony at…

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National Shipbuilding Research Program Selects Research Projects

December 2, 2020 – The National Shipbuilding Research Program, in collaboration with Naval Sea Systems Command has selected seven shipbuilding and ship repair research announcement projects valued at over $8.2 million for award in fiscal year 2021. The expected cost reduction, if all projects are successful, could exceed $250 million. The selected projects range in duration from 12 to 24…

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DDG 51 Flight III Progressing on Schedule

November 20, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently achieved several important milestones for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Flight III upgrade, representing significant progress toward delivering critical Integrated Air and Missile Defense capability to the fleet. The DDG 51 Flight III upgrade is centered on the AMDR/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) system that provides improved capability…

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