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 | February 15, 2017

The Navy has determined three types of vessels it would develop as part of future surface combatant programs, and the service expects to complete the initial capabilities document for the family of vessels by July, according to officials.

Daily News | February 15, 2017

The Marine Corps would accelerate the Navy's procurement of F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters if the military budget is increased, according to top service officials.

Daily News | February 14, 2017

The Navy has delivered three congressionally mandated studies to lawmakers that could generate potential changes in the way the service designs and postures its fleet in the future.

Daily News | February 13, 2017

The Navy has eliminated a recently established directorate for unmanned systems on the chief of naval operations' staff, with the programs it sponsored being redistributed to other organizations.

Daily News | February 08, 2017

The Marine Corps is planning to test out multiple airborne sensors on the V-22 Osprey in a "fly-off" this spring, as service officials continue to mull installing weaponry on the tiltrotor aircraft, according to the head of Marine aviation. 

Daily News | February 08, 2017

The Navy is planning for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program to receive a low-rate initial production decision in March after resolving design issues flagged by the Pentagon's top weapons tester, according to the program office.

Daily News | February 06, 2017

The Navy will deploy systems developed for the Littoral Combat Ship's mine countermeasures mission package on other ships and shore bases as well, according to the service's head of expeditionary warfare.

Daily News | February 06, 2017

The Navy is studying the cost of installing Vertical Launch Systems on its San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, according to the head of expeditionary warfare.

Daily News | February 02, 2017

A former chief of naval operations who once advocated for a wholesale reevaluation of the U.S. government's approach to missile defense while in uniform says he believes the review of ballistic missile defenses ordered by President Trump is "an opportunity that will not be missed."

Daily News | January 31, 2017

The Navy's new Digital Warfare Office will work with industry to determine data-sharing and communications standards for weapon platforms, according to a service official.

Daily News | January 30, 2017

The Navy is open to both Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics' NASSCO building the next-generation of amphibious ships, according to a service official.

Daily News | January 30, 2017

The Navy is splitting up work under the re-compete of the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract into four segments, with two pieces being directly competed by the service over the next year.

Daily News | January 26, 2017

The Navy will not update a "revised" fiscal year 2017 unfunded priorities list until the White House releases its defense strategy, but the service has outlined increases in shipbuilding to reflect the 2016 Force Structure Assessment, including acquiring an additional amphibious dock landing ship, according to an information paper.

Daily News | January 26, 2017

The Navy is still negotiating terms of the deal for the first DDG-51 Flight III destroyer with shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, as the service prefers using a fixed-price contract to purchase the upgraded guided missile destroyer.

The Insider | January 25, 2017

President Trump today announced he plans to nominate Philip Bilden as Navy secretary.

Daily News | January 25, 2017

The accelerated Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program has cleared its production readiness review, according to a Lockheed Martin official.

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.

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