GE Signs Digital Contract with Military Sealift Command to Improve Mission Readiness

As an extension of a current service contract, General Electric (GE) is chosen by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) for GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program onboard two T-AKE replenishment dry cargo ammunition vessels – William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13) – to improve performance and mission readiness. The MSC is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense – operating approximately 120 ships daily around the globe. “Digitalization is an imperative strategy for navies to stay…

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USNS William McLean Deploys from Naval Station Norfolk

Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 13) departed Naval Station Norfolk to begin its overseas deployment in support of U.S. Naval and allied forces operating in the U.S. Sixth Fleet’s area of responsibility, Jan. 23. “Initially, we will be heading to the Mediterranean Sea,” said Captain James White, USNS William McLean’s master. “We are going to provide our forces operating with logistical support via underway replenishments at sea which is a common task for this type of ship. Additionally, we anticipate working with our…

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