Category: Procurement

Keel for the Ford Laid

Ford family celebrates beginning of aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford construction The 38th president’s daughter, Susan Ford Bales, declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” at an authentication ceremony attended by congressmen, dignitaries and shipworkers at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding’s shipyard. Bales, the ship’s sponsor, on Friday added her initials in chalk on a metal plate, […]

F136 JSF Engine Gets Funding

House, Senate negotiators fund second F-35 engine U.S. House and Senate negotiators defied a White House veto threat and agreed on Tuesday to include $560 million in the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill for an alternate F-35 engine, several sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have […]

New Ships

Two Northrop Grumman-built Ships — Dewey (DDG 105) and New York (LPD 21) — Delivered On Gulf Coast in the Same Week PASCAGOULA, Miss. and AVONDALE, La., Aug. 25, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) delivered two ships to the U.S. Navy this week at its Gulf Coast shipyards in Pascagoula, Miss. and […]

KC-X Split up to the Pentagon?

After Bold Rhetoric, House Leaves Tanker Decision to Pentagon Brass After a great deal of talk about requiring the US Air Force to buy new tanker aircraft from both Boeing and Northrop Grumman/EADS, the House Appropriations Committee version of the defense bill appears to encourage but not require it: Analyzing the panel’s wording is crucial, […]