Christopher J. Castelli

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Daily News | September 28, 2004

Sen. John Breaux (D-LA) and six other senators have asked President Bush to cancel plans to significantly cut shipbuilding in the Navy's fiscal year 2006 budget.

Daily News | August 16, 2004

Sen. John Warner (R-VA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today expressed concern about the Navy's proposal to delay funding for its next-generation nuclear aircraft carrier, known as CVN-21.

Daily News | August 11, 2004

After taking his first ride in a V-22 Osprey today, Navy Secretary Gordon England strongly praised the tiltrotor aircraft, though he noted its cost must be reduced.

Daily News | July 29, 2004

Ronald Sugar, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman, today downplayed recently disclosed cost and schedule issues facing the Navy's Virginia-class submarine program.

Daily News | July 15, 2004

The Navy said today that what initially appeared to be an isolated component failure in one V-22 Osprey is, in fact, a more widespread problem that will require the Navy to replace that part in all Ospreys on a regular basis.

Daily News | June 30, 2004

A V-22 Osprey aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing aboard an amphibious ship during tests this week -- the second time in 10 days that serious problems required this particular aircraft to land immediately, according to the Navy.

Daily News | June 22, 2004

Raytheon announced today it has extended for another decade its cooperative agreement with RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS) for the U.S.-German Rolling Airframe Missile program, which provides self-defense capabilities for naval ships.

Daily News | June 14, 2004

The Navy has selected a modified Boeing 737 jet for its new Multimission Maritime Aircraft program rather than a competing Lockheed Martin proposal.

Daily News | May 9, 2004

The Navy may have to re-open negotiations for a major shipbuilding agreement it brokered between General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman in June 2002 if the service proceeds with plans to curtail the LPD-17 shipbuilding program.

Daily News | April 27, 2004

The American Shipbuilding Association today criticized the Navy's plans to back away from the goal of building a 375-ship fleet.

Daily News | March 23, 2004

The Pentagon's plans to pick one of two aircraft competing to become the future presidential transport helicopter have been delayed, possibly until after the upcoming presidential election.

Daily News | March 15, 2004

A remanufactured V-22 Osprey aircraft that made an emergency landing in Georgia last week reached its destination in New River, NC, yesterday, according to spokesmen for the Marine Corps and the program.

Daily News | March 10, 2004

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee told senators today he is confident that a V-22 Osprey software problem that emerged in December 2003 can be solved.

Daily News | March 3, 2004

Navy acquisition executive John Young today touted a $149 million contract award to General Dynamics' Electric Boat shipyard for the cruise missile submarine conversion program.

Daily News | March 2, 2004

Recent investigative efforts have not produced new evidence of what happened to Navy F/A-18 pilot Michael "Scott" Speicher after he was shot down in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, but the Pentagon has not changed its position that Speicher survived the crash and was captured, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark said today.

Daily News | March 1, 2004

Defense officials are concerned about the withering effect hot engine exhaust has on the tail of the aircraft in the Marine Corps' H-1 program, which is developing upgrades for aging attack and utility helicopters.

Daily News | February 18, 2004

The Air Force's recent decision to buy some short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing Joint Strike Fighters -- the version being developed principally for the Marine Corps -- is a welcome change that could benefit the services and future U.S. military operations, according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee.

Daily News | February 9, 2004

The Bush administration has nominated Navy Comptroller Dionel "Dino" Aviles to become the service's next under secretary.

Daily News | February 9, 2004

The Navy's plans to showcase the high-speed vessel Swift (HSV-2) in Alexandria, VA, have been canceled due to icy conditions in the Washington, DC, area.

Daily News | January 7, 2004

Sikorsky, maker of the S-92 helicopter, announced today the formation of an "all-American" team that will pitch its VH-92 version in the competition to develop the next-generation White House helicopter.

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