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Navy declines to reinstate Capt. Crozier after USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak

Navy declines to reinstate Capt. Crozier after USS Theodore Roosevelt outbreak

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June 19 (UPI) -- The Navy announced Friday it will not reinstate the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved of his position after sounding the alarm about a coronavirus outbreak that killed one sailor and infected nearly 1,000. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Capt. Brett Crozier won't receive any further punishment for his handling of the outbreak on the ship or his letter that brought attention to the situation. Advertisement "I will not reassign Capt. Brett Crozier as the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, nor will he be eligible for future command. Capt. Crozier will be reassigned," Gilday said. The Navy relieved Crozier of his position on the aircraft carrier in April after he sent a letter to Navy leaders calling attention to the serious...
Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

Lockheed nabs $70.2M for Aegis development for Navy, foreign partners

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June 9 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 70.2 million contract to support Aegis development for the Navy, as well as the governments of Japan, South Korea and Norway, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The contract funds Aegis weapon system upgrades to the U.S.S. Ticonderoga and U.S.S. Arleigh Burke, as well as Aegis ballistic missile defense and foreign military sales requirements. Advertisement It also supports continued technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance and other operations and maintenance efforts required for the Aegis development and test sites. The Aegis combat system is capable of simultaneous operations against multi-mission threats: anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare. It was ...
Kenneth Braithwaite sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

Kenneth Braithwaite sworn in as Secretary of the Navy

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May 29 (UPI) -- Kenneth J. Braithwaite, appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017 as U.S. ambassador to Norway, was sworn in Friday as Secretary of the U.S. Navy. A retired rear admiral, Braithwaite is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of Pennsylvania, the Naval War College and the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. His business career includes positions with Atlantic Richfield and St. Thomas Health System in Nashville. Advertisement The Senate confirmed Braithwaite last week after his May 7 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in which he offered a negative assessment of current Navy management. "It saddens me to say [that] the Department of the Navy is in troubled waters due to many factors, primarily the failings of leade...
Northrop Grumman awarded $123.5M to integrate Navy LAIRCM system

Northrop Grumman awarded $123.5M to integrate Navy LAIRCM system

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May 1 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman received a $ 123.5 million contract modification Friday to integrate the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system onto aircraft for the U.S. military and two allied governments. The deal funds integration of the DON LAIRCM system onto aircraft for the Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as the governments of Norway and New Zealand. The DON LAIRCM system, a variant of the Air Force's LAIRCM system, is a defensive system for aircraft designed to defend against surface-to-air infrared missile threats. It combines two-color infrared missile warning sensors -- which detect oncoming missile threats and send information to the processor, which then notifies the crew -- with the Guardian Laser Transmitter Assembly. In May 2019 Northrop Grumm...
Marinette Marine nets $795.1M for 10 Guided Missile Frigates for Navy

Marinette Marine nets $795.1M for 10 Guided Missile Frigates for Navy

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May 1 (UPI) -- The Navy this week awarded Marinette Marine Corp. with a $ 795.1 million contract this week for construction of up to 10 Guided Missile Frigatesek. According to the Navy, the Guided Missile Frigate, or FFG(X), is intended to be the next generation of small surface combatants. The vessels will have multi-mission capability to conduct air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, electronic warfare and information operations. The new ships will also include Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, Baseline Ten AEGIS Combat System, a Mk 41 Vertical Launch System, communication systems and MK 57 Gun Weapon System countermeasures. "The Navy's Guided-Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) will be an important part of our future fleet," Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said in a st...