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  • 23 December 2019
    Vessels

    General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) has launched the construction of the US Navy’s John Lewis-class oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206). “This ship will have significant contributions as part of our Combat Logistics Force, serving as the primary fuel pipeline from resupply ports to ships at sea,” said Mike Kosar, Support Ships, Boats […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Industry news

    General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO Earl Industries has received a $25,072,533 modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Ship Terminal Operation Program in support of the deactivation of the ship. Read more. As we wrote earlier, the U.S. Navy is going to scrap the nation’s oldest active duty warship USS Enterprise (“Big […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a contract modification to build and deliver more than 30 new AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR), along with related materials and equipment for new Navy surface vessels and submarines. According to GD, the software-defined radios are a mission critical communications hub for Navy vessels and submarines. The […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A project to repair and upgrade two Sydney wharves used by the Royal Australian Navy has received green light to start. The project, called Stage One, is aimed at addressing significant condition, capacity and compliance issues with two existing wharves at Garden Island (East), Sydney, New South Wales. These wharves, referred to as the Cruiser Wharf […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy named its newest guided-missile destroyer Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) on Saturday, October 31. The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat. Rosa Maria Peralta, Sgt. Peralta’s […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Pentagon is considering the cancellation of the third next-generation stealth destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson. According to a Defense Department briefing document reported by Bloomberg Business the fate of the Zumwalt-class destroyer will be known in the “next few weeks”. Two officials have confirmed that talks about cancellation are in progress yet no decision has […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    American defense company General Dynamics said its Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) successfully launched multiple Bluefin SandShark micro-autonomous underwater vehicles (M-AUV) as part of several capability demonstrations at the U.S. Navy sponsored 2016 Annual Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) in Newport, R.I. Through several ANTX demonstrations, the Bluefin SandShark M-AUVs surfaced and functioned independent of the […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $6.9 million contract modification to plan maintenance and modernization work on the Los Angeles-class submarines USS Hartford (SSN-768) and USS Toledo (SSN-769). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will perform […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $136.7 million contract for the procurement of long lead time materials for the US Navy’s sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship. Long lead time contracts are awarded to contractors to establish pre-production and engineering support before ships start construction. This contract will allow […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center has awarded General Dynamics a contract for the phased maintenance availability (PMA) of USS Essex (LHD-2).  Under the $156,5 million contract, GD will plan and perform depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications on the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship. The work will be done at General Dynamics’ San Diego, California, shipyard and is expected […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded three companies contracts to support amphibious warfare and surface combatant ships home-ported in the Port of San Diego. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $1.32 billion among three awardees, General Dynamics, BAE Systems and Maritime Continental of San Diego. The U.S. Navy said the companies […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shortly after General Dynamics’ NASSCO division received a contract to build the first six U.S. Navy oilers, Electric Boat, another GD division was awarded a $116 million contract modification to manufacture Virginia payload modules and South Dakota insertion prototype materials in support of Virginia-class submarines. Work will mostly be performed in Mount Vernon, Indiana (25.5 percent); Depew, […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a contract modification to improve high-frequency (HF) communications for the Navy’s four-channel, AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR). According to General Dynamics, the 3G High-frequency 3rd Generation Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) increases transmission rates from radio to radio by 24 percent and reduces static and other noises […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is being awarded an $11,2 million modification to previously awarded basic ordering agreement for the accomplishment of littoral combat ship maintenance sustainment support. The littoral combat ship basic ordering agreement was initially awarded to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for the design and construction of the Independence-class littoral combat ship. […]

  • 6 March 2017

    The U.S. Navy awarded three San Diego shipyards a combined $383 million of contract modifications for the maintenance and modernization of amphibious ships homeported in San Diego, California. The three shipbuilders to win the contracts are BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Continental Maritime of San Diego and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.. The […]

  • 18 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Queen Elizabeth Tests 13-Tonne Anchors The mighty anchors on Britain’s biggest warship have been tested for the first time. Royal Navy’s Diamond Gets New Gadgets The new-look, souped-up HMS Diamond makes her way to sea for the first time since the summer of 2014. Infographic: Operation Sophia in Numbers The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $26.2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), and Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) ships. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The MK46 30mm Naval […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,2 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Peleliu (LHA 5) fiscal 2015 decommissioning. After 35 years of service, USS Peleliu (LHA 5) will be removed from active service and placed in decommissioned status. Work will be performed in […]

  • 29 November 2015
    Authorities

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts destroyed a 1,500lb (680kg) mine on November 27. The German mine was discovered on the seabed in The Solent, the strait separating the Isle of Wight from mainland England. The World War Two GD ground mine was found by a crane barge 1.5km off Southsea on Thursday while removing debris from a […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, began construction on the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s newly reclassified Expeditionary Base Mobile (ESB) program yesterday, October 14. The 784-foot ship will be configured with a 52,000 square-foot flight deck, fuel and equipment storage, repair spaces, magazines, mission planning spaces and accommodations for […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems a $146.3 million contract for the modernization of Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). The cruiser modernization contract for BAE Systems is similar to the one awarded to GD NASSCO for the modernization of USS Cowpens (CG 63) on August 14. The contract awarded to BAE […]

  • 13 July 2011

      The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $15.8 million contract modification for continued engineering, technical services, concept studies and design in support of the Common Missile Compartment under development for the United Kingdom’s Successor ballistic-missile submarine and the U.S. Ohio replacement submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General […]

  • 17 January 2014
    Industry news

      The U.S.Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems two contracts worth circa $226.7 million for continuing efforts to modernize and repair the training and support equipment for the U.S. and United Kingdom ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) and SSGN fleets.   According to Mike Eagan, vice president and general manager of Critical Mission Systems […]

  • 30 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $324.4 million contract to definitize the long lead time material and to award the detail, design and construction of Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) 5. NASSCO received a $106 million contract in June this year to procure long lead time material and engineering support for ESB 5 Previously […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics has had the opportunity to see how its unmanned underwater vehicles operated in the harsh Arctic environment at the U.S. Navy’s ICEX exercise. ICEX is an Arctic proving ground sponsored by the U.S. Navy every two years. The purpose of the exercise is to validate and assess operational capabilities in […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) a $147.6 million contract for work on the modernization of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63). This is a “long-term” availability which will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repairs. The August 14 contract is the latest in […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    General Dynamics received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for U. S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines. The AN/BYG-1 software analyzes and tracks submarine and surface-ship contact information, providing tactical, situational awareness for submarine crews […]

  • 27 December 2019
    Vessels

    Norfolk-based shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a USD 96.9 million contract for the execution of the USS Mason (DDG-87) fiscal year 2020 depot modernization period. The contract covers a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. “This is a “long-term” availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (East and […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 11 to commission its new panel line, which expands steel production capabilities for the construction of commercial and government ships in San Diego. The new panel line enables distortion-free welding of plates as thin as five millimeters to produce lighter, more energy efficient ships. […]