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 | May 18, 2018

An autonomous flight system successfully completed its first cargo resupply mission last week at Twentynine Palms, CA, according to the system's contractor.

The Insider | May 17, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries has begun building the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the Flight III configuration, the Navy announced today. 

The Insider | May 16, 2018

The Marine Corps today received the first CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter at Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC, according to a service statement.

Daily News | May 16, 2018

House lawmakers called attention to a variety of anti-submarine warfare technologies last week in their mark-up of the defense policy bill, and want the Navy secretary to address their concerns in reports and briefings in the future.

Daily News | May 14, 2018

The Navy has begun modeling and simulation testing for its new air-launched, anti-surface warfare missile this month, the final test event before the strike weapon heads to Navy and Air Force leadership for an early operational capability decision, according to the program manager.

Daily News | May 11, 2018

The Navy intends to study the environmental effects of increasing the training tempo at Point Mugu Sea Range in California, a reflection of an increased operational tempo.

The Insider | May 11, 2018

Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC, will receive the first delivery of the CH-53K King Stallion next week, according to a May 11 service statement.

The Insider | May 11, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday it would partner with 3D Systems to accelerate the adoption of metal 3D printing into the shipbuilding industry, according to a company statement.

The Insider | May 09, 2018

The Navy is seeking information from industry about a common hull configuration for military cargo ships as the House Armed Services Committee moves to maintain pressure on the service to advance the platform's development.

The Insider | May 09, 2018

United Technologies Corp. subsidiary UTC Aerospace Systems announced today the components it's providing to the Marine Corps' heavy-lift helicopter will reduce the amount of regular maintenance the aircraft requires.

The Insider | May 07, 2018

House lawmakers are proposing to slash the funding request for a major Marine Corps unmanned aircraft research and development effort by $15 million, according to the chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

The Insider | May 04, 2018

Two days after a state of the Navy address at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps has clarified Commandant Gen. Robert Neller's statements on two separate aviation mishaps last year.

The Insider | May 04, 2018

The Pentagon comptroller approved an $18 million request to resolve an RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle shortfall, according to a reprogramming action document.

The Insider | May 02, 2018

Top Navy leadership today declined to correlate a lack of funding with aviation mishaps, citing a lack of data to make the connection.

The Insider | May 01, 2018

This year's Marine Corps technology investment road map for industry and Defense Department organizations saw a 60 percent increase in collaboration from across the military's science and technology enterprises, according to a Marine Corps official.

The Insider | May 01, 2018

The Marine Corps identified $3.6 billion in savings and cost avoidance, including $567 million in the fiscal year 2019 budget, to reinvest in readiness, according to the service's top general.

Daily News | April 27, 2018

Textron Marine Systems began on-water testing for the ship-to-shore connector earlier this month and is preparing for builder's trials at the end of this month, according to a company official.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is authorizing the defense secretary to pursue 20 ships for the surge sealift fleet and Ready Reserve Force, according to the subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

The Insider | April 20, 2018

The Marine Corps recently received two large-scale, metal 3D printers at its production facilities on the East and West coasts, according to a senior official.

The Insider | April 20, 2018

An influential House lawmaker will insert language in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill calling for a more aggressive time line for the Navy's surge sealift recapitalization plan.

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