Reservists Lend Helping Hands on Port Hueneme SDTS

Reservists with the U.S. Navy’s Surge Maintenance (SurgeMain) program are providing time, effort and additional skills to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) to help her crew prepare for an upcoming in-service inspection (INSURV) later this year. The SurgeMain program has supported the Navy’s four shipyards during peak workload periods since 2005,…

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NAVSEA Considers NISE Project for SDTS

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division is part of a new collaboration that involves NSWC’s Port Hueneme Division and Philadelphia Division, along with academia and several small businesses. The collaboration is a Naval Innovation, Science and Engineering (NISE) project. The goal of the NISE project is to design, develop and demonstrate an autonomous, continuous monitoring system to analyze the…

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SDTS Gets First-Ever Hull Assessment to Clear the Way for Potential Dry Dock

April 15, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS), which has a critical and unique role ensuring Navy ships are combat ready, recently returned from San Diego with a freshly-scrubbed hull and key information needed to prepare for a potential near-future dry dock. Retired USS Paul F. Foster, at 44 years…

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