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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.