Justin Doubleday

Justin Doubleday covers shipbuilding, helicopters, missile defense and munitions for Inside the Navy. Previously he reported for The Chronicle of Higher Education. A New England native, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.

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Daily News | January 23, 2017

The Navy is refusing to accept a new Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship from contractor Lockheed Martin until a software glitch with the ship's high-speed propulsion gears is fixed, according to an official.

Daily News | January 23, 2017

The Navy is preparing to put its inventory of Tomahawk missiles through a refurbishment process known as re-certification starting in fiscal year 2019, with some of the land-attack missiles expected to receive a newly developed ability to strike targets at sea during the factory restoration.

The Insider | January 17, 2017

The Navy is hosting an industry day next week in northern Virginia to discuss the service's plan for the follow-on Next Generation Enterprise Network competition.

Daily News | January 17, 2017

The Navy will release a draft request for proposals outlining requirements for the future frigate within the next two months, according to the program manager, as the two competing contractors refine their designs of a modified Littoral Combat Ship.

Daily News | January 11, 2017

The incoming chairman of the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee will be pushing for at least a $5 billion increase in the Navy’s annual shipbuilding budget. 

Daily News | January 11, 2017

The Navy will meet with companies this spring to discuss its requirement for an improved rocket motor for the service's only missile tailored to destroying an enemy's air defenses.

Daily News | January 10, 2017

The Defense Department has approved the Standard Missile-6 for international sales, as contractor Raytheon eyes Australia, Japan and South Korea as potential customers, the company said Jan. 10. 

Daily News | January 10, 2017

The Navy will soon begin training aircrews and maintenance personnel on the V-22 Osprey as part of a new detachment at Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC, according to the service.

Daily News | January 10, 2017

Navy officials met with companies last month to discuss the service's upcoming competition for a new over-the-horizon weapon planned for installation on Littoral Combat Ships and frigates.

Daily News | January 09, 2017

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has approved new expedited acquisition processes, including the establishment of a Maritime Accelerated Capabilities Office and a rapid prototyping program.

Daily News | January 09, 2017

The Navy has released a new surface-forces strategy focused on a "return to sea control" through applying the service's nascent "distributed lethality" concept.

Daily News | January 04, 2017

A notional fleet of 350 ships, pushed by both President-elect Donald Trump and Navy leadership, could cost $25 billion per year or 60 percent above the sea service's typical shipbuilding budget, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Daily News | January 04, 2017

The Defense Department's inspector general has several high-profile Navy programs in its cross hairs, including the Littoral Combat Ship and Ohio-class submarine sustainment, according to the watchdog organization's fiscal year 2017 oversight plan.

Daily News | January 04, 2017

A Navy surface warfare center in Virginia is inviting industry, academia and other government labs to its first technology exercise next year in the hope of finding technological innovations for surface warfare.

Daily News | January 03, 2017

The Office of Naval Research and Northrop Grumman are developing a sea-based laser weapon that increases fivefold the power of the directed-energy system currently deployed in the Arabian Gulf.

Daily News | December 30, 2016

The Office of Naval Research is examining expanded missions for its swarming-boat technology after demonstrating the ability to perform autonomous harbor defense this past fall.

Daily News | December 22, 2016

The Navy released the final version of an instruction guiding how the service will implement and manage its new "cybersecurity safety" program.

The Insider | December 20, 2016

The Chinese military returned a small unmanned underwater vehicle it had seized from a U.S. Navy ship, the Pentagon announced.

The Insider | December 19, 2016

Marine Corps forces in Japan resumed MV-22 Osprey flight operations today following a crash in shallow waters off the coast of Okinawa last week.

Daily News | December 19, 2016

The Navy tested its Littoral Combat Ships against underwater explosions that were weaker than traditional testing standards, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

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