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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Daily News | August 16, 2018

The Navy has begun conducting "independent technical risk assessments," which were mandated by the Pentagon's chief technology officer in June, starting with the service's highly anticipated unmanned aerial tanker and followed by an all-weather landing system for land- and sea-based aircraft as well as a multimission radar, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | August 15, 2018

The F-35 Joint Program Office projects it will cost $643 million to upgrade 54 F-35C Joint Strike Fighters to Block 3F software between April 2016 and January 2020, among other modifications.

The Insider | August 13, 2018

The Pentagon awarded a $187 million advance planning contract on Aug. 10 to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74), according to a Defense Department statement.

The Insider | August 10, 2018

The Marine Corps published its annual expeditionary warfare report this week following a multiday event at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Daily News | August 10, 2018

The Navy will assess whether the dry-docking interval for the Independence-class of Littoral Combat Ships can be doubled from 32 months to 64 months in fiscal year 2019, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | August 07, 2018

The Navy secretary this week said he hopes to deliver to Congress detailed information about potential cost savings realized through a two-ship buy of the third and fourth Ford-class aircraft carriers by "mid-fall."

The Insider | August 03, 2018

The Pentagon yesterday awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $165 million contract for procuring long-lead-time materials and non-recurring engineering activities for the first San Antonio-class Flight II ship (LPD-30), according to a Defense Department statement.

The Insider | August 02, 2018

The Navy is seeking information from industry about dry docks that are either not certified for use by the service or are certified and underutilized, according to an Aug. 1 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | August 01, 2018

The Navy aims to reduce its strike fighter inventory shortfall from an anticipated 61 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in fiscal year 2020 to a "new single-digit norm" by FY-24, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | July 30, 2018

Austal USA, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Lockheed Martin have all been awarded contract modifications to mature their designs for the Navy's future frigate, according to a Defense Department statement.

Daily News | July 30, 2018

The Navy prematurely declared initial operational capability for three Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasure mission packages, according to a government watchdog.

Daily News | July 27, 2018

Lawmakers are seeking to cut or limit three major Navy research and development programs, including the Marine Corps' upcoming group 5 unmanned aerial system and a top Navy unmanned underwater vehicle, in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill conference report.

Daily News | July 25, 2018

Congress is poised to formally endorse the Navy executing a block buy of its third and fourth Ford-class aircraft carriers, according to the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill conference report.

Daily News | July 25, 2018

Congressional authorizers recommend allowing the Navy secretary to purchase seven foreign-constructed vessels, contingent upon him providing an acquisition strategy for 10 new U.S.-built vessels before purchasing more than two foreign ships, according to the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill conference report.

Daily News | July 24, 2018

House and Senate authorizers have approved an additional $500 million to procure future San Antonio-class (LPD-17) Flight II amphibious ships, according to the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill conference report.

Daily News | July 23, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers have included an authorization for $250 million to boost the submarine industrial base and allow the Navy to negotiate up to 12 Virginia-class submarines in upcoming Block V contract talks, according to a senior House Armed Services committee aide who briefed reporters on the fiscal year 2019 defense policy conference bill.

The Insider | July 20, 2018

The Navy projects it will save more than $100 million over the next five years through a contract to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants, according to a July 19 Navy statement.

Daily News | July 19, 2018

The Marine Corps intends to conduct two exercises later this year as part of its Sea Dragon 2025 experimentation, according to a top general in charge of the effort.

Daily News | July 19, 2018

Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) is trying "to create legal space" in the upcoming defense policy bill to allow the Navy to pursue up to two additional Virginia-class submarines in upcoming contract negotiations.

The Insider | July 19, 2018

The Navy completed two test events for an anti-submarine warfare mission package this week, according to a July 16 Naval Sea Systems Command statement.

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