Naval Sea Systems Command Story Archive

Future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. Keel Authenticated   (12 April 2019)
The keel for the future USS Richard M. McCool, Jr. (LPD 29) was ceremoniously laid during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, April 12.
USS Fitzgerald Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs Pierside in Pascagoula  (16 April 2019)
USS Fitzgerald Leaves Dry Dock, Continues Repairs Pierside in Pascagoula
Polar Security Cutter Contract Awarded to Recapitalize Nation's Arctic Capabilities  (24 April 2019)
Polar Security Cutter Contract Awarded to Recapitalize Nation's Arctic Capabilities
Future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) Reaches Key Milestone  (30 May 2019)
The future John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) reached a key milestone on May 29, when the island house was lowered onto the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division.
Anderson Assumes Command of SEA 21, Regional Maintenance Centers  (3 June 2019)
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson relieved Rear Adm. Jim Downey as commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and deputy commander, Surface Warfare, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 21) during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard May 31.
US Navy Releases RFP for Guided-missile Frigate Contract  (21 June 2019)
The U.S. Navy on June 20 released a request for proposals (RFP) for the FFG(X) detail design and construction (DD&C) contract for first 10 guided-missile frigates (one base ship and nine option ships).
NAVSEA Releases Naval Power, Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap  (26 June 2019)
NAVSEA Releases Naval Power and Energy Systems Technology Development Roadmap
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Visits Wallops  (11 July 2019)
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN), Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA), James Geurts visited Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) July 10 to tour Wallops Island facilities, and to signify SCSC's role in the Department of Defense (DoD) mission.
Future USS Oakland Launched   (22 July 2019)
The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) launched July 21 at Austal USA's ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. This event marked the first time the ship floated in the water as it is prepared for delivery next year.
Future USS Tripoli Completes Builder's Trials  (22 July 2019)
The Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed Builder's Trials June 19. The ship returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division's shipyard following four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Hershel 'Woody' Williams Visits NAVSEA  (24 July 2019)
The last surviving Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, retired Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel "Woody" Williams, spoke to the NAVSEA Headquarters workforce, July 19.
Young Relieves Lehnhardt as SUPSALV Director  (2 August 2019)
Capt. Jay A. Young relieved Capt. Keith Lehnhardt as Naval Sea System Command's (NAVSEA) Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), July 26.
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson Conducts Industry Roundtable Discussions   (15 August 2019)
Rear Adm. Tom Anderson, Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Deputy Commander, Ship Maintenance and Modernization (SEA 21) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) visited San Diego the week of August 5 to conduct discussions with ship repair industry leaders.
USNS Puerto Rico Successfully Completes Integrated Sea Trials  (26 August 2019)
USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22.
US Navy's Knifefish UUV Program Achieves Milestone C  (27 August 2019)
The Program Executive Officer for Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC) granted Milestone C approval to the Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Program. The decision clears the way for low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the system, PEO USC announced Aug. 23.

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