SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

October 16, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 134, in honor of U.S. Navy Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. “Hospitalman Kilmer was a hero whose efforts during the Korean War continue to inspire,” Spencer said. “His dedication to his teammates represents everything good about our integrated Naval force.” A medical field technician with the Fleet Marine Force, Kilmer was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor June…

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US Navy to Christen Destroyer Daniel Inouye

June 19, 2019 – The Navy will christen its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, June 22, in Bath, Maine. The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He received the Medal of Honor June 21, 2000 for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 7, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,808,545,655 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for continued design maturation and development of Block 4 capabilities in support of the F-35 Lightning II Phase 2.3 Pre-Modernization for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps; and non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in August 2026. Fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps); and non-U.S. DoD participant funds in the amount…

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Keel Laid for Future USS Carl M Levin

February 1, 2019 – The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, Feb. 1. Speakers at the ceremony included Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King, Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, the ship’s namesake, former Sen. Carl Levin, and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden. Sen. Levin and the ship’s sponsors, his three daughters, Kate Levin Markel, Erica Levin, and Laura Levin, authenticated the keel by etching their initials into the keel plate to symbolically recognize…

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Navy to Commission Destroyer Michael Monsoor

January 23, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), Saturday, Jan. 26 during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, California, where the ship will be homeported. The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, DDG-1001 is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 29, 2006. Scott Peters, U.S. Representative from…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 26, 2018

Oceaneering International Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia (N64498-19-D-0001); Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia (N64498-19-D-0002); and General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut (N64498-19-D-0003), are being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contracts with firm-fixed-priced ordering provisions for Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Level I engineering and technical services in the amounts of $827,674,072; $874,341,811; and $1,110,350,671, respectively. This requirement is for management and technical services for the support installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of main and auxiliary weapons, as well as hull, mechanical and electrical equipment for various Submarine, SUBSAFE and Level I…

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General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Awarded Contract for Fifth DDG 51 Destroyer

December 21, 2018 – The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract to build a fifth DDG 51 destroyer as part of the multi-year award announced in September. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics. In the most recent multi-year competition, BIW was awarded four ships. The Navy held a separate competition for an option ship as part of its commitment to growing the fleet. The Arleigh Burke class destroyer will be funded in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. “Bath Iron…

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Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) Launched at Bath Iron Works

December 10, 2018 – The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) was launched Dec. 9 at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard. The process of launching a ship is a multi-day process that includes moving the ship from the land level facility to the dry dock which is then slowly flooded until the ship is afloat. With the ship in the water, final outfitting and production can commence. “It’s important for the DDG 1000 program and shipyard to reach this major milestone,” said Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG 1000 program manager,…

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Leonardo DRS Announces Successful Delivery of 100th Gas Turbine Engine for Naval Ships

November 26, 2018 – Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it successfully delivered its 100th LM2500 Gas Turbine Package to GE in August, which will be installed on a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer. The delivery milestone represents a long relationship between the two companies that have provided the U.S. and international navies with reliable and high-efficiency naval power. Leonardo DRS’s Naval Power business has manufactured the GE-designed LM2500 packages, which have powered a wide range of U.S. Navy and international platforms since 2011. The company builds these naval power…

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Construction Begins on Future USS Patrick Gallagher

November 9, 2018 – The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is officially underway at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard. The milestone was marked with a ceremony held in the shipyard’s fabrication shop during which U.S. Senator Susan Collins made the initial cut to the first plate of steel for the ship. The ceremony was attended by BIW shipyard workers and Navy representatives. The ship will honor Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher, Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient. Gallagher was awarded the Navy Cross…

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Honoring Fallen SEAL as Future USS Michael Monsoor Departs Bath

November 9, 2018 – The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine on Nov. 9. The guided missile destroyer is en route to California where she is so scheduled to be commissioned in Coronado on Jan. 26, 2019, prior to commencing her Post Delivery Availability and Combat Systems Activation. As the ship’s departure coincides with Veterans Day weekend, the ship’s crew will take time to reflect on the sacrifice of service members,…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Thomas Hudner

The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW), June 15. DDG 116 is named in honor of the late Capt. Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr. (Ret.), naval aviator and Medal of Honor recipient. Capt. Hudner received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War when he crashed his plane in an effort to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the Navy’s first African American aviator.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 18, 2018

Orion Construction Corp., Vista, California (N62473-18-D-5860); Bilbro Construction Co., Inc.,* Escondido, California (N62473-18-D-5861); Reyes Construction Inc., Pomona, California (N62473-18-D-5862); M.A. Mortenson Co. doing business as Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, Minnesota (N62473-18-D-5863); Baldi Bros., Inc.,* Beaumont, California (N62473-18-D-5864); Granite Construction Co., Watsonville, California (N62473-18-D-5865); and Hal Hays Construction Inc., Riverside, California (N62473-18-D-5866), are each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award construction contract for new construction, renovation, and repair of various heavy horizontal and civil engineering construction projects at various government installations located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico.  The maximum…

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US Navy Contracts May 30, 2018

Orbital ATK Inc., Defense Electronic Systems, Northridge, California, is awarded $171,215,447 for modification P00004 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0005). This modification exercises an option for the procurement of full-rate Production Lot 7 for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) for the Navy and the government of Australia. This option exercise provides for the conversion of 271 Navy provided AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles into 253 Navy AGM-88E AARGM all-up-rounds (AURs), eight Captive Air Training Missiles and 10 AGM-88E AARGM AURs for foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Additionally, this…

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DDG-51 Program Marks Start of Construction Milestones at BIW, HII

The Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyers continue to achieve shipbuilding milestones with start of construction at both shipbuilders, Bath Iron Works (BIW), Bath, Maine, and Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. On May 17, construction of the future USS Harvey C. Barnum Jr. (DDG 124) began at BIW. The ship’s namesake, Col. Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr. (Ret.), was on hand to officially mark the start of fabrication on the ship. In Pascagoula, Mississippi, construction of the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) officially began May 7. DDG-125 will be…

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