Warfare Centers Collaborate with Industry to Address Navy Ship Combat Systems Corrosion

September 16, 2020 – NSWC PHD Lead Materials Engineer Armen Kvryan and several allies are using a unique strategy to take on a long-time enemy of Navy ships—corrosion. “Corrosion is a big issue for the Navy and combat systems because it’s so aggressive in the marine environment,” Kvryan said. “With these assets, corrosion happens quicker than what we anticipate, and…

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SDTS Gets First-Ever Hull Assessment to Clear the Way for Potential Dry Dock

April 15, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS), which has a critical and unique role ensuring Navy ships are combat ready, recently returned from San Diego with a freshly-scrubbed hull and key information needed to prepare for a potential near-future dry dock. Retired USS Paul F. Foster, at 44 years…

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