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Robotic Vision Wins $ 1.45 Million Navy Prop

Measuring System Order

A $1.45 million contract to pro- vide an automated propeller optical measurement system was recently awarded to Robotic Vision Systems,

Hauppauge, N.Y., by the Puget

Sound Naval Shipyard.

Robotic Vision designs and manu- factures three-dimensional vision- based inspection and measurement products.

House Allocates $90 Million For Navy

Theater Missile Defense

At least $90 million has been ap- propriated in the strategic defense initiative's fiscal year 1993 funding for the Navy's theater missile de- fense (TMD) research program.

The House Armed Services Com- mittee has directed the money to be used for the "development of naval theater missile defense capabilities, including modifications to the Aegis radar and enhancements to the

Standard Missile Interceptor."

The Navy's TMD system would have the potential to provide protec- tion from ballistic missiles to both the fleet and to coastal population centers on land. With adequate funding the service believes that a limited TMD capability could be available in the fleet by the late 1990s.

ECO Delivers Two PC

Ship Simulators To Navy

Two desktop computer naviga- tion and shiphandling simulators were recently delivered to the Head- quarters, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Nor- folk, Va., by Engineering Computer

Optecnomics, Inc. (ECO), Annapo- lis, Md.

The Captains I desktop simula- tors will enhance the training of

U.S. Navy personnnel in shiphandling, navigation and opera- tions in restricted waters under any wind or current conditions.

The Captains I simulator consists of a computer with monitor and a miniature bridge console. The soft- ware provided contains mathemati- cal models for several types of ships and for various ports. The highly flexible Captains I simulator can be used for either training on shore or aboard ship, to increase shiphandling training opportunities for off-section bridge personnel. The

Captains I system provided to the

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G. Marine Wins 2 CG

Drydocking Contracts

Worth $1.33 Million

Two drydocking availabilities con- tracts on the High Endurance Cut- ters Dallas (WHEC-716) and

Gallatin (WHEC-721) were recently awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard

Maintenance and Logistics Com- mand Atlantic to G. Marine Diesel

Corporation's Shipyard Division in

Brooklyn, N.Y.

The USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721) in drydock at G.

Marine Diesel's shipyard in Brooklyn.

Major repairs under Dallas's $640,000 contract will include: so- nar dome replacement, distilling plant overhaul, weight handling gear overhaul and an updated tor- pedo handling system.

The Gallatin contract, for $690,000, includes: gas turbine over- hauls, bowthruster and rudder over- hauls and topside preservation work.

Proposed Bill Would

Prevent Owners From

Abandoning Barges

Rep. W. J. Tauzin (D-La.), chair- man of the House Subcommittee on

Coast Guard and Navigation, is in- troducing a bill to Congress that would prohibit the abandonment of barges in the nation's waterways.

The measure would fine barge owners $500 a day for abandoning a barge, which is defined as mooring, abandoning or stranding a barge of over 300 gt for more than 45 days in non-approved areas. After 45 days a barge would be declared aban- doned and subject to removal, which would be financed from the Oil Spill

Liability Trust Fund established under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

The Tauzin bill would also re- quire all undocumented barges over 300 gt and operating in U.S. waters to be numbered so that their own- ers could be more easily traced. $8 Million Contract

To Raytheon To Supply

Radar Upgrade Kits

The Equipment Division of

Raytheon Co., Wayland, Mass., has been awarded an $8 million contract by the Navy for the development of two upgrade kits for AN/SPS-49(V) radar. NAVSEA awarded the con- tract (N00024-92-C-5627).

Who says all the fun is on shore.

Marine antenrfas from Naval Electronics are bringing shipboard television entertainment to naval personnel around the world.

Naval Electronics has designed and installed inte- grated broadcast distribution systems for such vessels as the USS Independence, Ticonderoga, Nimitz, Wasp,

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