Northrop Grumman Delivers First SEWIP Block 3 System to US Navy

June 11, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 Engineering and Development Model (EDM) to the U.S. Navy for land-based testing. The official transfer was marked at an event with company and Navy program officials at Northrop Grumman’s systems integration facility in Baltimore, Maryland. “The AN/SLQ-32(V)7 EDM delivery to the…

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General Dynamics to Provide LCS Modular Mission Packages

June 2, 2021 – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today the award of a multi-million-dollar firm fixed-price contract from Northrop Grumman to provide Reduced Weight Basic Operating Assembly (RWBOA) containers for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The containers, developed specifically for the Navy, will be produced at General Dynamics’ Marion, Virginia facility, with first delivery expected in December. RWBOA…

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US Navy Orders Additional Sea Skimming Target Vehicles from Northrop Grumman

May 14, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a production contract option for 18 additional GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target vehicles. This award represents the first of three options that can be exercised against the full-rate production contract awarded last year. The $55.4 million award brings the GQM-163A targets ordered to date to 218. “We are committed to…

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Naval Sustainment System at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

May 3, 2021 – How do you improve the highly complex business of ship maintenance to support on-time delivery back to the Fleet? It’s a tough nut to crack, and one that’s getting attention at the highest levels of Navy. Helping to conquer this challenge is the Naval Sustainment System – Shipyards (NSS-SY) effort across all four of the nation’s…

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Virginia Warbird Weekend to be a flying Celebration of the US Navy

May 4, 2021 – The Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA will be transforming its 130-acre campus into a fully functioning WWII Airfield! This safe, socially distant event will have a limited capacity and plenty of room for visitors to spread out and is scheduled for June 19 and 20, 2021. The event will celebrate the Greatest Generation and…

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USCGC Bear Returns Home after seizing $140 million of drugs

April 25, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) returned home to Portsmouth Sunday following an 86-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Bear’s crew interdicted three vessels, seized approximately 8,158 pounds of cocaine, two pounds of methamphetamines, as well as marijuana, worth a combined total of over $140 million, and detained 12 suspected drug smugglers. The…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Uses Innovative “HAMSTER” Tool on Virginia Class Submarine

April 13, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) recently teamed with Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) to bring an advanced prototype to America’s Shipyard with the intent of testing the bond between a coating and hull of Virginia-Class (VACL) Submarines. The prototype, known as the Hammer Activated Measurement System for Testing and Evaluating Rubber, or HAMSTER for short,…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Unveils Strategic Framework

April 2, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has unveiled its new Strategic Framework. This is a tool that communicates the shipyard’s path forward on achieving its vision of delivering on time, every time, everywhere to protect America. According to Quality Assurance Director (Code 130) George Fitzgerald, “The Strategic Framework is important in aligning our efforts across the shipyard on…

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Raytheon Continues Support US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Ops

March 24, 2021 – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint Interagency Task…

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Coast Guard Cutter Northland Returns from Gulf of Mexico patrol

March 23, 2021 – The Coast Guard Cutter Northland returned home to Portsmouth from a patrol in support of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Monday. During the patrol, the crew of the Northland conducted daily law enforcement boardings and patrolled the waters for any illegal fishing boats or gear to ensure fair, safe, and sustainable practices. The Northland crew embarked…

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