USS Tripoli Completes Final Contract Trials

USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the U.S. Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship completed final contract trials (FCT), Aug. 26. FCT are a component of a ship’s post-delivery test period and mark the final in-depth review of the ship, the crew, and its systems. Trials were conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey over a four day period and…

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Modular Construction of Submarines at Sevmash Approved

August 30, 2021 – At Sevmash (part of USC) the concept of block-modular construction of nuclear submarines has been approved. The concept is aimed at the development of integrated production preparation, which ensures the formation of an effective innovative infrastructure of the enterprise and a change in approaches to design in design bureaus. The project was approved by the steering…

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FS L’Astrolabe Arrives in Australia for Refit Before Antarctic Campaign

Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe will arrive in Henderson, Western Australia from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson before continuing on its journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters. L’Astrolabe, which is crewed by…

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