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.

The Insider | March 22, 2017

The Navy may not necessarily down select to one Littoral Combat Ship prime contractor, according to a top admiral.

Daily News | March 22, 2017

Despite pitching the fiscal year 2017 budget amendment as a military readiness supplement, the Defense Department is also seeking billions more for research and development, including more money for the Navy's new anti-ship missile.

Daily News | March 21, 2017

Naval Sea Systems Command has organized an “integrated product team” of representatives from different program offices to make it easier and faster to deploy unmanned systems off submarines, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | March 21, 2017

The U.S. military needs to invest heavily in automation and machine learning to protect its networks from adversaries relying on the same technologies, according to one of the Navy's top cyber commanders.

The Insider | March 20, 2017

General Dynamics and the Navy recently tested the Knifefish unmanned underwater vehicle, a key capability being developed for deployment off Littoral Combat Ships, according to the contractor.

Daily News | March 20, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency is planning a key developmental test of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor this spring ahead of transitioning to production later this year, but how much the new weapons will cost remains an unanswered question.

Daily News | March 16, 2017

The White House's $30 billion fiscal year 2017 budget amendment proposal -- dubbed the supplemental -- includes more than $2 billion to fund the Navy's ship operations accounts and $4 billion to purchase more aircraft for the sea service.

Daily News | March 15, 2017

Navy and Air Force officials are analyzing a potential joint program or common airframes to replace their aging E-6B Mercury command-and-control aircraft, according to top officers.

Daily News | March 15, 2017

The Navy is creating a development center where information warfare forces will conduct advanced training for mission areas like cyberspace operations and electronic warfare.

Daily News | March 14, 2017

The Navy is soliciting offers from shipbuilders to initiate a 15-year effort to recapitalize coastal patrol boats used by the service's riverine forces.

Daily News | March 13, 2017

The fiscal year 2017 defense spending measure passed by House lawmakers last week would force the Navy to dial back plans for its upgraded guided missile destroyer program by directing the service to award a ship contract currently being negotiated as the first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer as an earlier configuration of the ship instead.

Daily News | March 07, 2017

The Navy test fired its surface-to-surface missile module from a Littoral Combat Ship for the first time last week, the service has announced.

Daily News | March 07, 2017

The Navy has paid for the majority of cost overruns on contracts for its major shipbuilding programs over the last decade, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | March 02, 2017

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has directed Navy leaders to dial back their public discussions about the service's warfighting capabilities because of concerns the information could aid potential adversaries.

Daily News | March 01, 2017

As the Navy examines how it can grow toward 355 ships, a new Congressional Budget Office report flags the maritime service's assumption that many of its guided missile destroyers will remain operational for a decade beyond their designed service lives.

Daily News | February 28, 2017

A powerful senator and frequent critic of the Littoral Combat Ship program says the Navy should change the future frigate's requirements and open up competition for an alternative ship design.

The Insider | February 27, 2017

The Navy has not yet decided how to conduct the first-ever disposal of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and the service is now considering placing the ship in storage for years and punting the decision to a later date.

Daily News | February 27, 2017

The Navy's initiative to push promising, high-priority programs through the acquisition process faster than normal will be different from those of the other military services, as the maritime service will not set up a formal office to manage its accelerated projects.

The Insider | February 27, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | February 23, 2017

The head of U.S. Cyber Command says his organization should be elevated to a unified combatant command and have a centralized structure similar to that of U.S. Special Operations Command.

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