Truman strike group enters Atlantic Ocean | Navy adding ships to 7th Fleet in Japan | Raytheon tapped for landing platform dock work
December 5, 2019
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Truman strike group enters Atlantic Ocean
A strike group led by the USS Harry S. Truman has entered the Atlantic Ocean to join the 6th Fleet and is expected to eventually relieve a strike group led by the USS Abraham Lincoln. This is the Truman's second deployment since 2018.
USNI News (12/2) 
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Navy adding ships to 7th Fleet in Japan
The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans has joined the 7th Fleet amphibious force in Sasebo, Japan. The USS America, which left San Diego last month, is expected to join the New Orleans as a replacement to the USS Wasp.
Stars and Stripes (tiered subscription model) (12/2) 
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Raytheon tapped for landing platform dock work
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will be providing design agent engineering and technical services for the Navy's amphibious transport dock ships under a $74.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract. Most of the work will be done in San Diego, with completion projected by December 2024.
United Press International (12/2) 
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In-Service Engineering
Austal USA contracts for USS Oakland work
Austal USA will provide shipboard support for the USS Oakland littoral combat ship under a $7.9 million contract. The work will include preventive maintenance, implementing engineering change proposals and addressing deficiencies detected in test trials.
United Press International (11/27) 
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Navy taps Fairbanks Morse for diesel engines
The Navy has tapped Fairbanks Morse to provide four main propulsion diesel engines for ESB 7, the seventh ship scheduled to be built under the Expeditionary Transfer Dock/Expeditionary Sea Base program. The engines feature common rail fuel injection technology that increase efficiency and enable fuel savings over the lifetime of the ESB ship.
Naval Technology (12/4) 
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Boats & Craft
Navy to commission 9 new nuclear-powered submarines
The Navy plans to spend $22 billion to commission 9 new nuclear-powered Virginia-class submarines to be built by General Dynamics Electric Boat and subcontractor Huntington Ingalls Industries. The Navy says the first submarines are expected to be ready in 2025.
The Hill (12/3) 
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The Leading Edge
BIM makes its way into shipbuilding
Building information modeling software helped Norway-based design firm YSA Design conceptualize, design and execute a cruise ship construction project. The 3D model allows everyone working on the project to take a "virtual tour" of the structure and identify collisions before construction begins.
International Cruise & Ferry Review online (U.K.) (11/28) 
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Microsoft vehicle puts tactical tech on wheels
Onboard sensors, computing and augmented and virtual reality are all included in the recently unveiled Microsoft Tactical Vehicle demonstrated at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. The SUV is designed to assist in advanced mission planning in support of future Navy missions and personnel.
Naval Technology (11/28) 
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GAO: Navy may come up short on shipyard modernization
A $21 billion plan to refurbish the Navy's government-run shipyards may cost billions of dollars more than expected due to underestimations of costs and risks, according to the Government Accountability Office. This, in turn, could leave the Navy with insufficient resources to fulfill the plan, the GAO report says.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (11/29) 
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Christmas came early this December, because FMMS is coming next September!
ASNE's Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) is coming to the East Coast September 14-17, 2020! Join us at the Virginia Beach Convention Center as we bring together the entire naval ship maintenance and modernization community for three days of exhibits, presentations, and more! If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Fred Latrash,, for more information. Be on the lookout for upcoming information on registration, call for papers, and more on our website.
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