Navy Picks 5 Firms for $240M F-35 Hangar Construction IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy‘s Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded positions on a potential three-year $240 million contract to five companies for F-35 maintenance hub design and construction services. Awardees include Carothers Construction, Archer Western Construction, Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, Hensel Phelps Construction and M.A. Mortenson Construction, the Navy said Tuesday. Carothers...

Kevin Carpentier: SCRA to Help Navy Run Shipbuilding Tech Center of Excellence

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An SCRA division has been awarded a five-year, $99 million recompete contract to help the U.S. Navy manage a facility designed to explore technology for naval ship construction. SCRA Applied R&D will provide operational and technical oversight services at the branch’s Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in South Carolina, SCRA said Tuesday. Kevin Carpentier, SCRA...

Navy Selects Lockheed Exoskeletons for Testing, Evaluations; Adam Miller Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built industrial exoskeletons have been chosen through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for a U.S. Navy evaluation under a contract of an undisclosed amount. FORTIS exoskeletons work to transfer the weight of loads from the operator’s body to the ground in order to boost the user’s strength and endurance, Lockheed Martin said Monday. “By wearing the...

Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary to Update Navy Amphibious Command Ships

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A Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) company has won three contracts worth $96.8 million combined to modernize the U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ships and to perform support services. AMSEC LLC will work to package materials for the Naval Sea Systems Command’s USS Blue Ridge and USS Mount Whitney and develop plans for shipchecks, drawings, engineering and maintenance efforts, Huntington...

Dean Key: General Atomics to Build JFK Aircraft Carrier Components

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U.S. Navy photo General Atomics has been awarded a contract to install its Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System and Advanced Arresting Gear systems on the U.S. Navy‘s future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier. “We are beginning EMALS and AAG production for the second ship in the class, CVN 79, as these systems are being integrated into the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78),”...

NCIS Selects MicroPact Software to Manage Naval Investigations

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The U.S. Navy‘s law enforcement agency has awarded MicroPact a $12.9 million contract to supply a technology to help the organization manage criminal cases involving maritime personnel. MicroPact will provide its entellitrak case management platform to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for tracking investigations and incident reports across the Navy and Marine Corps, the company said Monday. Kris...

Northrop Remotec to Update Naval Bomb Disposal Robots

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Remotec will update the U.S. Navy’s fleet of bomb disposal drones under a 踐.8 million contract that James Heverin, director of the Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) company, said will support military first responders in unmanned technology usage. The Naval Surface Warfare Center awarded the project for 103 MK3 Series RONS, or remote ordnance neutralization systems, work for which will include...

Jerry Beaman to Lead Kratos’ New Unmanned Systems Division; Eric DeMarco Comments

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Jerry Beaman Jerry Beaman, formerly president of the unmanned combat aerial systems division at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS), has been appointed president of the newly created Kratos Unmanned Systems Division. The company said Thursday that Beaman, a retired U.S. Navy officer, will oversee the company’s programs in the unmanned aerial, seaborne, ground-based, drone...

Chris Miner: Huntington Ingalls to Defuel USS Washington Carrier

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Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has been awarded a 12-month, $49.6 million contract to help the U.S. Navy defuel the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding arm will provide planning and engineering services as well as perform shipboard inspections for the CVN 73 defueling program, HII said Friday. “We hope this award is a first step toward the...

Bell Boeing Awarded $70M Osprey Improved Inlet Solution Contract

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The Naval Air Systems Command has contracted the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office to perform upgrades on the V-22 Osprey aircraft under a $69.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order. The deal encompasses work laid out from a previously issued basic ordering agreement to improve the ventilation design for the aircraft used by Air Force and Navy services, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Specifically,...