US Navy Awards Studies Contracts for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel

September 4, 2020 – The Navy has awarded contracts totaling $41,985,112 to six companies for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) studies. Each contract includes an option for engineering support that if exercised would bring the cumulative value for all awards to $59,476,146. The firm-fixed price contracts were awarded to Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Miss; Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore; Bollinger Shipyards…

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NNSY Team Develops and Installs Yagi Passive Antenna System on the USS San Francisco (SSN 711)

September 1, 2020 – Communication is key during an emergency situation. Emergency responders rely on their tools to keep an open line between one another from the pier or drydock to the inner workings of the vessels stationed at the waterfront, allowing information to be relayed as the situation continues to develop. To ensure a strong radio frequency signal was…

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General Atomics Awarded Developmental Contract for Naval Propulsor Hardware

August 25, 2020 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a developmental contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection, and assembly of prototype propulsor, shafting and bearing components as well as the equipment needed to support propulsor research & development, testing and evaluation. “This…

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PTC’s Windchill SaaS Chosen to Serve as Backbone for U.S. Navy Digital Transformation

July 29, 2020 PTC today announced that the U.S. Navy has selected PTC’s Windchill® product lifecycle management (PLM) Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to support its Model Based Product Support (MBPS) digital transformation initiatives, which is aimed at improving the Navy’s operational readiness. The project, launching in PTC’s fourth fiscal quarter, will enable the U.S. Navy to unify legacy…

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Second Ship to Shore Connector Completes Acceptance Trials

June 16, 2020 – The Navy’s next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week of June 8 after successfully completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). During the trials, the craft underwent integrated testing to demonstrate the…

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PPG NOVAGUARD 810ER Certified by NAVSEA for Potable Water Tanks

June 12, 2020 – PPG today announced that its PPG NOVAGUARD® 810ER coating has been qualified by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA®) for use on potable water tanks. This qualification makes it the only coating that passes NAVSEA tests for six classes of tanks: fuel tanks, seawater ballast tanks, chemical holding tanks, bilges, well deck overheads, and potable…

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NNSY Works Smarter Utilizing Drone Technology

May 26, 2020 – A recent project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) utilized collaboration and innovation, putting the adage “work smarter, not harder” into practice. After NNSY was hit by a destructive storm April 13, various departments worked together to assess the damage and speedily make repairs under the direction of NNSY’s Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager (NEPD) Curt Hart.…

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US Navy Issues RFP for Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

May 22, 2020 – The U.S. Navy released a request for proposals for the design, development, test, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV) May 21. The solicitation will support the next generation of the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office, Razorback Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) and the Naval Sea Systems Command…

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SAIC Among Awardees for $982 Million NAVSEA Contract

May 7, 2020 – Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with a ceiling value of $982 million to provide products and services within the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems (FOS). The contract carries a five-year period of performance and may extend to 10…

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US Navy Awards Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) Contract

April 30, 2020 – Navy awarded a contract to design and produce the next generation small surface combatant, the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) today. The contract for detail design and construction (DD&C) of up to 10 Guided Missile Frigates (consisting of one base ship and nine option ships) was awarded to Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) of Marinette, Wisconsin, officials announced.…

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