Navy Names Future Vessel to Honor Muscogee Creek Nation

The Navy announced Jan. 15 that a future Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named USNS Muscogee Creek Nation (T-ATS 10) to honor the self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The Honorable Gregory J. Slavonic, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy and Oklahoma native, announced the name selection during a ceremony at…

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National Shipbuilding Research Program Selects Research Projects

December 2, 2020 – The National Shipbuilding Research Program, in collaboration with Naval Sea Systems Command has selected seven shipbuilding and ship repair research announcement projects valued at over $8.2 million for award in fiscal year 2021. The expected cost reduction, if all projects are successful, could exceed $250 million. The selected projects range in duration from 12 to 24…

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DDG 51 Flight III Progressing on Schedule

November 20, 2020 – The U.S. Navy recently achieved several important milestones for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer Flight III upgrade, representing significant progress toward delivering critical Integrated Air and Missile Defense capability to the fleet. The DDG 51 Flight III upgrade is centered on the AMDR/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) system that provides improved capability…

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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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