Lockheed Martin will be providing support for the Trident II D5 missile deployed system under a $28.7 million contract. Work is scheduled for multiple locations, including California, Florida and Colorado.
Repairs and system updates are on tap for the USS Chafee from BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards under a $22.7 million contract. The work will primarily focus on the main engine intake and uptake compartment, as well as topside preservation.
Structural and tank repairs and propulsion system work are included in a $9.6 million contract awarded to BAE Systems for the USS Philippine Sea, a Flight II Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. Work will be carried out in Jacksonville, Fla., with expected completion in March 2019.
GE will be building a "digital twin" of two T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels under a Navy Military Sealift Command pilot program. The program taps GE's Predix Asset Performance Management system and is aimed at improving the vessels' performance and mission readiness.
High-strength syntactic foam used in submarines currently must be joined with adhesives and fasteners that introduce vulnerabilities. But researchers at New York University believe they've found a better and stronger solution with 3D printing.
The many highly developed sensory capabilities of various marine organisms may one day be deployed to help raise the alert over naval activities. That's the hope of DARPA with its Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors program to study how organisms can be used in their natural state or with modifications.
The Navy's five-year budget request calls for having 31 more ships deployed at any given time and a fleet with 46 more ships than the current fleet. The service is also seeking funding for one landing craft air cushion service life extension, five ship-to-shore connectors to replace an aging fleet, and one landing craft utility replacement.
The Coast Guard is hoping for an 8.4% increase in funding, with a fiscal 2019 budget request that seeks $750 million for the service's first new heavy icebreaker in four decades. The Guard has pushed hard for additional funds in a public relations campaign that emphasizes its role in maintaining national security.
ASN RDA James Geurts to deliver keynote at 2018 Technology, Systems and Ships
Mr. James F. Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) will be delivering a keynote address at Technology, Systems and Ships, being held June 18-20, 2018, at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC. Seating is limited; register today.
OPV Phenomenon webinar to be held February 22
Join industry experts Richard Delpizzo, ABS Director, International Government Services, Dave McMillan, VARD Marine, President & CEO, and Darren Truelock, VARD Marine, Technical Manager for a 1-hour webinar on Offshore Patrol Vessels, free for ASNE members.
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