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  • Kratos Helps DOD Launch Ballistic Missile Target for Military Exercise - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos Helps DOD Launch Ballistic Missile Target for Military Exercise

    A Kratos Defense & Security Solutions division helped the Department of Defense integrate and deploy a short-range ballistic missile that acted as threat representative target in a live-fire interception activity as part of Pacific Dragon military exercises. The Aegis Readiness Assessment Vehicle Type B utilized a rocket motor from Kratos engaged with a Standard Missile […] More

  • Lockheed gets $69M Navy contract modification for guided missile destroyer enhancement support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed gets $69M Navy contract modification for guided missile destroyer enhancement support

    Lockheed Martin‘s rotary and mission systems business will help enhance the U.S. Navy‘s guided missile destroyers under a potential three-year, $68.5 million contract modification that runs through June 2021. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will support the restoration of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and supply five upgraded AN/SPY-1D(V) phased arrays for in-service […] More

  • Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Bill Would Reform Navy Surface Ship Operations

    Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have introduced a bill that would implement changes to the U.S. Navy‘s surface fleet operations, USNI News reported Monday. The Surface Warfare Enhancement Act of 2018 was created in response to ship collisions that involved the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain guided-missile destroyers in 2017. The bill […] More

  • USS Fitzgerald to Undergo Restoration at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USS Fitzgerald to Undergo Restoration at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard

    The U.S. Navy‘s guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday to undergo repair and upgrade efforts at a Huntington Ingalls Industries  shipyard. A heavy-lift vessel transported the Arleigh Burke-class ship from Yokosuka, Japan and will stay in the Port of Pascagoula for several days before the destroyer heads to its designated pier space at HII’s facility, the Navy […] More

  • Patriot Shipping to Transport USS Fitzgerald to HII Facility in Mississippi - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Patriot Shipping to Transport USS Fitzgerald to HII Facility in Mississippi

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Patriot Shipping a $3.1 million firm-fixed-price contract to transport the damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs. The company will heavy-lift the ship from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula to undergo repairs by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Navy said Friday. USS Fitzgerald suffered damages as a result of its collision with […] More

  • HII Shipbuilding Division to Perform Repairs on USS Fitzgerald - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HII Shipbuilding Division to Perform Repairs on USS Fitzgerald

    A Huntington Ingalls Industries business unit has been selected by the U.S. Navy to be in charge of repairing guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. Ingalls Shipbuilding will perform repairs to the ship at its facilities in Pascagoula, Mississippi, HII said Wednesday. “Ingalls and all of its employees regret the tragic circumstances that will bring the ship to Pascagoula, but […] More

  • Navy Solicits Bids for USS Fitzgerald Retrieval Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Solicits Bids for USS Fitzgerald Retrieval Contract

    The U.S. Navy has begun to solicit proposals for a contract to transport the damaged USS Fitzgerald guided-missile destroyer back to U.S., United Press International reported Wednesday. The service branch is currently investigating the collision of USS Fitzgerald with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Honshu, Japan, in June. The Navy posted a solicitation notice on […] More

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