Megan Eckstein, Defense News

Megan Eckstein

Defense News

Arlington, VA, United States

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Recent:
  • Defense News
  • C4ISRNET
Past:
  • Navy Times
  • USNI News

Recent articles by Megan:

Palantir, Lockheed Martin team up to modernize naval combat systems

Palantir's software deployment system could help Lockheed push more timely updates to its Aegis Combat System through a new collaboration. → Read More

What’s ahead for Navy unmanned underwater vehicle programs

The Navy is nearing delivery of an extra large UUV test vehicle, and will soon field a new torpedo tube launch and recovery capability for the medium UUV. → Read More

Marine Corps budget chief optimistic about upcoming 2024 proposal

Despite worries the Navy wouldn't fund Marine Corps amphibious needs, the Marines' top budgeter said he's feeling confident ahead of final 2024 review. → Read More

US Navy hopes new funding model can cut sub maintenance delays by 2026

U.S. attack subs saw a combined 1,100 days of maintenance delays last year. The service thinks it can get near zero with a couple fundamental changes. → Read More

Stealth destroyer Zumwalt tackles warfare basics before hypersonics

The Zumwalt-class will be the Navy’s first foray into using the same hypersonic missile as the Army. → Read More

Zumwalt tackles surface warfare basics in first operational employment

After years of delay, destroyer Zumwalt is back from its first operational employment to the Pacific. → Read More

Small shipyards consolidate amid Navy program delays

Though several ship programs more accessible to small yards are in the works, they won't go into production until 2025 or later. → Read More

Better weapons, complex training bolster US submarine force

Hypersonic missiles are coming to the newest Virginia-class subs starting in 2029. → Read More

Navy advances electronic navigation for submarines after collision

New tool spots shallow waters for crew "with 100% accuracy in about three seconds.” → Read More

Navy readies new tools, training after Connecticut submarine collision

A new tool will spot shallow waters for the crew, and the Navy has added navigation training for officers and sailors. → Read More

US Navy wants to avoid shortfall of nuke-armed subs in 2030s

The Navy wants to extend up to five aging subs and hasten the delivery of their replacements to avoid any shortfalls of these critical national assets. → Read More

US Navy touts hypersonic missile progress ahead of 2025 fielding

Though two flight tests had been called failures, Vice Adm. Wolfe said the Army and Navy are learning fast and still poised to meet their fielding goals. → Read More

US Navy touts hypersonic missile progress ahead of 2025 fielding

Though two flight tests had been called failures, Vice Adm. Wolfe said the Army and Navy are learning fast and still poised to meet their fielding goals. → Read More

Marines aim for ‘culture of interoperability’ with Japan, Philippines

Jungles of northern Luzon can stress the radars and small unmanned aerial systems the Marines typically use. → Read More

Marines aim for ‘culture of interoperability’ with Japan, Philippines

A pair of exercises in the Philippines and Japan helped US Marines grow more interoperable with these key Pacific allies. → Read More

Canadian Surface Combatant cost may rise 9% with delays, inflation

Canada's frigate replacement program has seen a string of cost increases since 2017, including a new 9% cost increase since last year. → Read More

Defense firms outsource sub, carrier construction amid labor woes

If the Navy's prime shipbuilders can't bring enough workers to their facilities, they're looking to outsource more work to manufacturers elsewhere. → Read More

Worried China might seize Taiwan sooner, Navy chief pushes readiness

A near-term Chinese threat means fleet readiness, lethality and capacity are all more urgent than ever - but still prioritized in that order, the CNO said. → Read More

US may require electronic warfare defenses for air, sealift operations

The government may require commercial planes and ships conducting military operations to carry tech that lets them navigate even amid attempts to jam them. → Read More

US Transportation Command favors buying used sealift ships

Gen. Van Ovost would prefer to continue recapitalizing the nation’s sealift fleet with used vessels rather than design and build new ones. → Read More