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Raytheon awarded $641.3M for work on Tomahawks for Navy

Raytheon awarded $641.3M for work on Tomahawks for Navy

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March 27 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems received two contracts totaling $ 641.3 million Friday for work on Tomahawk Missiles for the Navy, according to the Department of Defense. The Tomahawk cruise missile launches from ships and submarines and can strike targets precisely from 1,000 miles away, according to Raytheon. The Block IV has a data link that allows it to switch targets while in flight, and can loiter for hours and change course intantly on command, where Block V series will include upgraded navigation and communication. The first of the two deals, for $ 493.4 million, recertification and modernization of Tactical Tomahawk Block IV all-up round missiles to update their navigation and communication kits. Just under half of work on the contract will be performed in Tucson, Ari...
Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

Navy postpones Large Scale Exercise 2020 in response to COVID-19

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March 25 (UPI) -- The Navy confirmed Wednesday that it has postponed its Large Scale Exercise 2020 as the Navy and the joint force respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Inside Defense first reported that the exercise will be postponed until 2021 to keep the fleet healthy but also to allow the services to contribute to whole-of-government efforts around the country. The exercise was on track to continue as late as last week. According to the Pentagon, the cancellation was a joint decision made by U.S. Fleet Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Europe. According to USNI News, this was to be the first fleet exercise that incorporated unmanned technologies, as well as information warfare. "We don't do anything in the U.S military today without leveraging space," CNO Admiral Mike Gild...
CACI awarded $180.3M to provide satellite communications for Navy

CACI awarded $180.3M to provide satellite communications for Navy

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March 24 (UPI) -- CACI has been awarded a $ 180.3 million contract to provide satellite communications systems and network support services for the Navy, according to the Pentagon. The contract funds special operations communications systems, satellite communications and network support services. That includes command and control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other communications services for "support of deployable tactical SATCOM systems and military information, support operations and equipment for various joint warfighting customers at multiple locations within the global area of responsibility." The bulk of work will be performed in Fayetteville, N.C., with other parts of the contract carried out in Tampa, Fla., and at v...
Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

Navy awards nearly $320M to Pratt & Whitney to produce F-35 engines

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March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has awarded United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney a nearly $ 320 million contract to produce 32 propulsion systems for the F-35 fighter planes for the Navy, Air Force and Japan. The The $ 319.7 million contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, exercises an option for production and delivery of 20 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy, six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force and six F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the government of Japan. Pratt & Whitney's F135 propulsion system powers all three variants of the F-35, the fifth generation fighter aircraft developed by Lockheed Martin for the U.S. military. The F-35 is the Department of Defense's "most ambitious and costly weapon system in history," according t...
Navy to commission USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams Saturday

Navy to commission USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams Saturday

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March 6 (UPI) -- The Navy will commission its newest expeditionary sea base, the USNS Hershel "Woody" Williams, at a ceremony in Norfolk, Va., Saturday morning. According to the Pentagon, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va, is slated to deliver the commissioning ceremony's principal address. Manchin will be joined by Tracie Jean Ross and Tavie Jane Ross, who are the ship's sponsors and are the daughters of Hershel "Woody" Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor Recipient awarded for heroism at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. "This ship honors a man who dedicated his life to service - heroic service as a Marine, and continued service to his fellow veterans," said Thomas Modly, the Navy's acting secretary. "This dedication will live on in USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams as the shi...