NSWCPD Trains Future USS Carl M Levin Sailors

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) hosted more than 20 crew members from USS Carl M. Levin (PCU 120) for land based shipboard operational training from Oct. 25 through Nov. 19, 2021 to ensure that the Sailors were sufficiently prepared for eventual sail-away, Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) onboard testing support, final contract trials, and future deployment. Named after…

Read More

Austal USA Awarded NGLS Preliminary Design Contract

Austal USA has been awarded a US$2 million (~ A$2.8 million) contract to perform design studies for the United States Navy’s Next Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) program. The contract requires Austal USA to develop a new baseline design and perform specific trade studies for the Navy’s newest logistics ship. Austal Limited Chief Executive Officer Paddy Gregg said the contract was…

Read More

Navy Cuts Ribbon on USV Testing Facilities at Port Hueneme

The Navy conducted a joint ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8 for the first purpose-built and co-located facilities for unmanned maritime vehicle testing. Located on Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), the facilities will accommodate testing, evaluation, and technology demonstration for Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) prototypes.…

Read More

NSWC Crane exceeds significant 50K transducer-delivery milestone

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has reached a milestone in its delivery of 50-thousand TR-343 transducers to the US Navy Fleet over the past decade. As an offshoot of the technical lessons learned in this project NSWC Crane along with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division (NUWC Newport) and PMS 401 has initiated a modernization effort to…

Read More

NSWC Dahlgren Working on Hypersonic Weapons

Traveling from Los Angeles to New York by passenger jet takes just over five hours. Hypersonic flight at Mach 20 fewer than 10 minutes. High-speed feats such as this are not theoretical proposals. Indeed, NASA and the space programs of other countries attain those velocities with every spacecraft that achieves earth orbit. However, Russia is developing new missiles capable of…

Read More

USS New Hampshire Refit Completed Early and Under Budget

Thanks to collaborative teaming between Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), innovative repairs were recently completed on USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), saving more than 60 days and an estimated $3 million. Repairs were performed on main ballast tank vent valves essential to conducting operations for the…

Read More

SWRMC Completes Waterborne Rudder Overhaul of USS Rushmore

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully completed a waterborne rudder overhaul onboard USS Rushmore (LSD 47) recently. This was the first-ever waterborne dock landing ship (LSD) rudder overhaul for SWRMC—this waterborne solution involved SWRMC engineers, divers, and waterfront operations team collaborating with industry partners from Epsilon and Bay City Marine. This project was an emergent work item and included work…

Read More

NAVFAC Northwest Awards Contract for Shipyard Facility Upgrades

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest awarded a $21 million contract Sept. 13 for seismic repairs and life safety improvements to building 431 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Washington. Building 431, used to repair and test ship parts, was built in 1934, with an addition built in 1943. “This award action is…

Read More