Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by US Navy to support the German Navy’s P-3C Orion Mission System Refresh Programme

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract valued at roughly $158.5m by the US Navy to support the German Navy’s P-3C Orion Mission System Refresh Programme. Lockheed is set to support the German Navy in upgrading the mission system processing suites on-board eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft until 2022 as part of the second phase of the programme.

US Navy XLUUV Acquisition Program with Boeing and Lockheed Martin

The US Navy selected Boeing and Lockheed Martin to pursue the Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV) program, which will test the Navy’s ability to manage a rapid-acquisition project and the Navy-industry team’s ability to develop and integrate an unmanned system that operates completely independently of manned ships. Lockheed Martin was awarded $43.2 million and…

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded for complex overhaul of the CVN 73

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has received a $2.8 billion contract to execute the refueling and complex overhaul of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The aircraft carrier arrived at Newport News under a planning contract. USS George Washington is the sixth Nimitz-class carrier to undergo this major life-cycle milestone. More than…

US Navy Commissioned New Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115)

The commisioning ceremony was held on 29th July (http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/07/28/uss-rafael-peralta-ddg-115-commissioning-ceremony/) USS Rafael Peralta (DDG-115) honors Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for actions during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Peralta is credited with saving the lives of fellow Marines during the second battle of Fallujah in 2004. Rafael Peralta,…

US Navy Railgun starts fire on the field (video)

Radical new weapon set for its first tests outside the lab “Railguns and other directed-energy weapons are the future of maritime superiority,” said Dr. Thomas Beutner, head of ONR’s naval air warfare and weapons department. “The U.S. Navy must be the first to field this leap-ahead technology and maintain the advantage over our adversaries.” An electric pulse is…