Justin Katz

Justin Katz is Inside the Navy’s associate editor. He was previously a local news reporter in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A New York native, he graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

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The Insider | February 27, 2020

The Marine Corps is seeking information from industry about "medium-range/medium-endurance" unmanned aircraft capable of performing surveillance and target acquisition in all weather conditions.

The Insider | February 26, 2020

Pentagon brass is considering a legislative proposal that would allow the Navy to redirect expired funding into the shipbuilding account, according to the defense secretary.

The Insider | February 26, 2020

Amid speculation and media reporting about the status of the Navy's shipbuilding plans, Defense Secretary Mark Esper today laid out for lawmakers how he intends to move forward with each document.

The Insider | February 26, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper today said he has not seen the Navy's fiscal year 2021 30-year shipbuilding plan.

The Insider | February 26, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper today announced he's started a "war game and analysis process" to scrutinize the results of the Navy's force structure assessment.

Daily News | February 25, 2020

Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, today quantified the surge sealift crisis he is facing, stating the fleet will lose between 1 million and 2 million square feet of capacity each year starting around 2025.

Daily News | February 24, 2020

The Navy expects to purchase two large unmanned undersea vehicles in fiscal year 2025 using other procurement funding, according to the service's FY-21 budget request.

The Insider | February 24, 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency last week awarded Lockheed Martin a $12 million contract to begin developing a new class of unmanned undersea vehicles for the first phase of a program dubbed Manta Ray.

The Insider | February 21, 2020

The Pentagon is soliciting industry and academia for surveillance technology that will enable high-speed watercraft to detect and avoid obstacles at or near the water's surface, according to a notice published today by the Defense Department.

The Insider | February 21, 2020

The Navy said yesterday it completed the first installation of a laser weapon system designed to counter unmanned surveillance drones onboard a destroyer.

Daily News | February 20, 2020

Mark Buzby, the Maritime Administration chief, said today his agency would soon publish a national maritime strategy.

The Insider | February 19, 2020

The Office of Naval Research is soliciting industry for proposals and white papers about various anti-submarine surveillance systems and is planning a classified industry day next month, according to a notice published today by the Navy.

Daily News | February 19, 2020

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly yesterday announced the service would conduct a "Stem-to-Stern Review" of the Navy's programs with the goal of finding $40 billion in savings.

The Insider | February 18, 2020

The Navy Saturday tested a life-extended Trident II D5LE missile from an Ohio-class submarine off the coast of California, according to a service statement.

Daily News | February 14, 2020

The Navy's fiscal year 2021 budget proposal would trim the procurement cost of a new training helicopter to $912 million down from $1.1 billion, a revised price tag that reflects the service's January contract award to Leonardo Helicopters.

The Insider | February 13, 2020

The Navy's new budget proposal abruptly slashed the future production of at least 36 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a move it says will save up to $4.5 billion in future years.

Daily News | February 13, 2020

A change in the procurement profile for the Navy's next-generation frigate has slightly increased the overall price per vessel, according to the service's fiscal year 2021 budget justification documents.

The Insider | February 13, 2020

The Navy intends to work with Northrop Grumman to determine what weapons it could put on the MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter deployed from Littoral Combat Ships and designed to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as mine countermeasures.

Daily News | February 12, 2020

After years of discussions with lawmakers and repeated stumping by Navy leadership about its No. 1 acquisition priority, the service this week unveiled its budget request seeking to buy the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

Daily News | February 12, 2020

The Navy's latest budget request establishes the formal start of research and development for SSN(X), a next-generation attack submarine that is faster, stealthier and capable of carrying more torpedoes than its predecessor, the Virginia class.

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