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 House-passed version of the fiscal 2022 defense authorization bill is eyeing possible competition to help reduce sustainment costs for the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35 fighter. The House passed its $768 billion fiscal 2022 defense authorization bill in late September with a bipartisan 316 to 113 ...