CRS reports on Navy’s plans to add more unmanned vessels

The surprise item in the Navy’s FY2020 budget submission was a request for funding for two large unmanned surface vessels.  Now the Congressional Research Surface has issued a report, Navy Large Unmanned

Colonna’s to demilitarize nuclear sub

Colonna’s Shipyard Inc., Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $9,299,760 contract to provide demilitarization of the exterior hull, internal equipment, bulkheads, decking, piping, and other fixtures onboard the Los Angeles class nuclear

Lightweight GE LM 2500 module passes shock testing

GE Marine reports that its lightweight LM2500 composite gas turbine module and updated components are now fully certified by the U.S. Navy after receiving MIL-S-901D shock qualification. Navy approval was obtained after

Gulf Island gets $128.5 million Navy contract mod

Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, Houma, La., has been awarded a $128,561,825 modification to a previously awarded contract that exercises options for construction of two towing, salvage and rescue ships. Work will be

BAE Jacksonville gets $23.8 mod to Navy contract

BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair, Jacksonville, Fla., has been awarded a $23,865,722 modification to a previously awarded Navy contract to exercise options for USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) post-shakedown availability (PSA). The

USS Fitzgerald is out of dry dock

Naval Sea Systems Command reports that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has taken another step toward returning to the fleet as a fully ready, combat-capable ship. The ship achieved a

Silver Ships wins $11 million Navy contract

Silver Ships, Inc., Theodore, Ala., has been awarded an $11,000,149 firm-fixed-price General Services Administration (GSA) delivery order for the construction and delivery of up to 160 high speed maneuvering surface targets, accessories,

Navy issues letters of censure to two USS Fitzgerald officers

The Navy has dropped courts martial proceedings against the former commanding officer of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Cmdr. Bryce Benson and former crew member Lt. Natalie Combs. However, at the recommendation

GAO: Navy’s estimate of Columbia Class cost “not realistic”

A GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) report says that Navy’s cost estimate to construct 12 Columbia class submarines—$115 billion—is not realistic because it is based on several overly optimistic assumptions, such as

Navy shipyard make-overs will start with “digital twins”

A Navy Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) program office set up in June last year is at work on developing, programming and executing the Navy’s recapitalization plan for its four public shipyards. The