The Navy and Raytheon Technologies [RTX] conducted the first weapon drop of the StormBreaker bomb from an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter, the company said Monday. During this test based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., an F-35B from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron-23 (VX-23) used the bomb as ...

Any Guam missile defense system would need the Navy’s SM-6 missile for its utility in hyperosnic missile defense, a Missile Defense Agency (MDA) official said last week. SM-6 is a “fantastic missile, just absolutely great missile” because it performs various missions like self-defense, area ...

The SSN(X), the Navy’s planned next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarine, will feature many torpedoes in a focus on deeper blue water naval combat roles, an official said last week. The Navy is planning for the SSN(X) to succeed the current Virginia-class attack submarine while retaining ...

The Poland Aegis Ashore site is expected to be operational by the end of 2022, the program executive for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense at the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) said last week. Rear Adm. Tom Druggan said the Poland site is making progress but acknowledged it was a “bad news story in ...

The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $114 million undefinitized contract action on Nov. 19 for long-lead time material (LLTM) for the future America-class amphibious assault ship LPH-9. The DoD contract announcement noted this is the sixth LLTM increment awarded to HII under the ...