NSWC Philadelphia DDG 51-Class Land Based Engineering Site Celebrates 30 Years

October 8, 2019 – The Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Land Based Engineering Site (LBES) at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) has supported the fleet through development, testing and evaluation, and training for 30 years. The engineering site has become a staple of the life cycle engineering work performed by NSWCPD engineers. Since the Light-Off ceremony in 1989, LBES has trained more than 2000 Sailors and officers, supported all 67 DDG-51 destroyers commissioned to date, and will continue to support the future DDG 51-class destroyers as they are acquired.…

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NSWC Philadelphia Turbine Refurbish Contract Expected to Save Navy Millions

The U.S. Navy projects saving of more than $100 million over the next five years following a contract award to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants, the command announced July 19. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, awarded the contract to leverage and expand existing affordability and innovation initiatives – key NAVSEA enablers to maintaining the Navy’s ships and ensuring the necessary funds are available to build the next generation of naval vessels. Previously, the Navy was required to…

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NSWC Philadelphia’s 3D virtual dry dock paves way for CVN-78 class carriers

Engineers from the Advanced Data, Prototyping Technologies, and Virtual Environments (ADAPT.VE) Lab at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) recently completed a project creating 3-Dimensional (3D) point cloud representations of Dry Dock 8 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). Norfolk’s Dry Dock 8 was selected for the project as it was identified as one of a limited number of shipyard facilities with the capacity sufficient for supporting the new USS Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers. The 3D computer model will allow the Navy to manipulate data using existing computer-aided…

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