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Navy removes ‘space’ from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

Navy removes ‘space’ from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

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June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has removed "space" from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and added "information" in a rebranding effort that emphasizes information warfare. The agency's new name is the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. Adm. John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, announced the immediate name change Monday at the Information Warfare Senior Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C. "We have been on a steady drumbeat since the issuance of the Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority to further normalize information warfare into the way we do operations and warfighting in the Navy," Richardson said in a news release. "Today, we will take an important step in that direction as we rename the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to the Naval Info...
Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

Lockheed nabs $63.1M Navy contract for work on undersea warfare system

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May 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 63.1 million contract for continued work on one of the U.S. Navy's undersea warfare systems, the Defense Department announced. The contract with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems, headquartered in Manassas, Va., was announced on Tuesday. It is a modification to a prior contract for development, integration and production of future upgrades to the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare system. The new contract modification covers development, integration and production of future Advanced Capability Build and Technical Insertion baselines, the Defense Department said. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 system offers capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like ...
U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has inaugurated a new Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve unit. Deputy Commander Rear Adm. James Butler presided over the ceremony on Jan. 4 at Club Meade. "We at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command are determine to increase our competitive advantages over our nation's adversaries by focusing on our capabilities, processes, and mostly importantly, our people," Butler said in a statement. "This new Reserve unit will leverage reservists' skill sets to support the active duty NCWDG component and its overall mission to test and deliver advanced cyber, cryptologic and electronic warfare capabilities to the Navy." The new reserve unit was ordered on Jan. 1. Sailors and Marines previously operated as a directorate within the reserve structure and will no...
Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

Navy extends contract with Phoenix Air for electronic warfare training

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June 4 (UPI) -- The Defense Department modified a contract aimed at training aircrews in electronic warfare. The modified contract between the U.S. Navy and Phoenix Air Group, is valued at more than $ 14.6 million and extends the current period of performance by two years, expiring in November 2020. The deal, announced Friday, provides services in support of Navy electronic warfare aircraft training jamming systems. They are designed for "stand-off jamming for opposing force threat simulation during various levels of exercises for shipboard and aircrew tactics, aircraft weapon system operators and for procedures to counter potential enemy electronic attack threats," according to the Pentagon. Work on the contract will occur in Florida, California and Virginia. No funds will be obligated ...
GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

GenDyn contracted for upgrades to Navy electronic warfare system

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May 4 (UPI) -- General Dynamics has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for services in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program.The deal, announced by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 9.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price, which is a modification to a previous Pentagon award.The contract from Naval Sea Systems Command enables General Dynamics to provide Block 1B3 full-rate production in support of the Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, the Defense Department said.The program is designed to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system, which will ultimately include "enhanced shipboard electronic warfare for early detection, analysis, threat warning, and protection from anti-ship missiles." The Block 1 upgrades are ...