Navy

  • The General Accounting Office (GAO) has criticized the Navy's continued use of tugs operated and manned by the Navy when suitable commercial tugs are available, according to a report published by the Transportation Institute. The GAO report points out that the Navy could conserve manpower, reduce its support fleet size, and save considerable amounts of money if privately owned and manned tugs supplanted Navy tugs.

    Currently, the Navy operates 81 large, 57 medium, and seven small tugs in ports and Naval bases located throughout the U.S.

    Most of these areas are in close proximity to commercial ports and to the services of private tug operators.

    The U.S. private tug industry has for many years attempted to convince the Navy that it would benefit from the use of commercial tugs. The industry's position is supported, according to the GAO, by the Navy's own studies, "all of them concluding commercial operations to be cost effective, displacing at least a portion of the Navy-operated tugboats." The GAO has specifically requested the Navy to answer why it has not sought to fully test the use of commercial tugs.

  • The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.S. shipyards. The figures are now 78 percent

  • More than 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York City from June 28 to July 2, 2002, attending the organization's national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is a civilian organization that supports all of the

  • J. Frank Williams, vice president-sales of Equitable Shipyards, Inc., Southwest region president, president-Navy League, and national director-Navy League of the United States, has been honored and presented with the Navy Department Meritorious Public Service Citation. Presentation ceremonies of the

  • Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point shipbuilding yard, which has received two repair contracts under a limited expansion of the Navy's homeport rule, will be eligible for all Navy contracts. Representative Helen Delich Bentley, who played a pivotal role in getting the Reagan Administration to help the

  • Quarterly Update On U.S. Navy Ship Procurement February 1986 IMA provides continuing coverage of the Navy ship procurement market. Each quarter several hundred subscribers receive indepth, analytical reviews of development affecting Navy business opportunities. This article is an excerpt from

  • The Navy recently delivered to Congress a long-awaited plan on how the Service intends to conduct its sealift program. The Navy's strategic sealift implementation plan said it "would lead to a shipbuilding or major conversion program" with "its size, scope and mix determined by the MRS (mobility

  • When the Navy announced in November its plans to scrap the DD-21 program and introduce the DD(X), the scramble was on by the two primary teams bidding the project — Blue and Gold — to shift gears on the fly and re-think the entire concept. The team of General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin - Blue — is

  • be argued that, with the exception of the largest navies, most are more like a coast guard than a military force in their normal responsibilities.Every Navy is different.  Yes, they all share similar challenges of acquisition, maintenance, manpower, basing, communications, information systems and the

  • new naval craft, thus making the LM2500 the world leader in gas turbine propulsion." He added that "today, the LM2500 is operational in six U.S. Navy Spruance-class destroyers as well as the U.S. Navy/NATOPHM hydrofoil ship." The LM2500's efficient design, coupled with the low fuel consumption

  • Technology Development To Be Given Added Emphasis Navy Shipbuilding Program Navy ship construction has been the major business driver for shipbuilders and ship systems manufacturers in this country over the past decade. This article deals specifically with Navy ship construction over the next 10

  • has received a $51.1- million contract to implement the first phase of the combat system development and integration for three Spanish Navy guided-missile frigates and one aircraft carrier. The contract was awarded to Sperry by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, and is part of the Foreign

  • MR Jul-20#38  systems and the US Navy has conducted fully  fectively)
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    ships are coming. Various projects have demonstrated capable simple models that higher-level autonomy algorithms can ef- remote-control systems and the US Navy has conducted fully fectively use to make decisions that properly balance equip- autonomous operations with the Sea Hunter. Will autonomy be ment

  • MR Jul-20#37  it. Recent programs like the Navy’s MUSV and 
LUSV offer)
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    key driver for these projects is the govern- ment’s willingness to spend significantly to mature new technol- ogy and deploy it. Recent programs like the Navy’s MUSV and LUSV offer large build quantities, encouraging significant indus- try investment to develop advanced solutions for the government. Between

  • MR Jul-20#31  a critical part of the Navy’s 
equipped Marines for)
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    to meet capacities to support and sustain more than 500 combat- The LPD Flight II ships will our customers’ needs regard- be a critical part of the Navy’s equipped Marines for up to 30 days. The four sequentially less of external circumstances. expeditionary warfare mission turbocharged 16-cylinder

  • MR Jul-20#30  that will power the 
U.S. Navy’s newest Landing Platform/Dock)
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    month Fairbanks Morse won an order by Huntington Ingalls Industries to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines that will power the U.S. Navy’s newest Landing Platform/Dock (LPD) ship, LPD 31, the second of 13 in the LPD Flight II class of ships. We caught up with George Whittier, Ceo, for

  • MN Jul-20#42  Konrad’s website says some U.S. Navy vessels 
reported 10,000)
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    torque rating and long maintenance intervals also make Konrad drives well-suited for commercial and mili- tary customers. Konrad’s website says some U.S. Navy vessels reported 10,000 hours logged on single units designed to deliv- er 2,000 hours. The 680B has been tested well over 100 hours Silverships running

  • MN Jul-20#40  for the 
transom assembly. U.S. Navy, says Josh Schroetter,)
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    have even but now include integrated trim and steering cylinders on the been deployed in several autonomous applications for the transom assembly. U.S. Navy, says Josh Schroetter, a Konrad sales representative. “The new 600B series also introduced our advanced tech- Schroetter shared with Marine News details

  • MR Jun-20#55  Hella fea-
to LED lighting, the Navy  ture injection molded)
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    USNS Comfort re- Sea Hawk-R high-performance Marine Technology Reporter. quired an immediate upgrade LED foodlights from Hella fea- to LED lighting, the Navy ture injection molded housings Reaching a total average circulation of 125,584, these looked to Phoenix Lighting. made of thermally-conductive four

  • MR Jun-20#54  thick, meaning saved head-
U.S. Navy. SONARAY offers anti-
for)
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    to 48 in., and is only 0.500” counts among its clients the including 2200K, exceptional waterproof linear LED panel de- thick, meaning saved head- U.S. Navy. SONARAY offers anti- for cutting through fog, along signed to replace existing bulky room. Available in direct wire corrosive, high-output marine

  • MR Jun-20#32 , 
customers (e.g., US Navy), vendors and academic)
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    and ship repair.” Tim Glinatsis, VP of Engineering & CIO, General Dynamics NASSCO “NSRP is likely the only venue where shipbuilders, customers (e.g., US Navy), vendors and academic institutions can pool resources for the beneft of the greater shipbuilding industry. We’ve found it to be an excellent way

  • MR Jun-20#30  this forum, in support of Navy, Coast Guard, 
and commercial)
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    among 11 of the most signif- icant shipyards in the US. The depth and breadth of collaborative R&D dialogue and projects within this forum, in support of Navy, Coast Guard, and commercial shipbuilding customers, does not occur anywhere else.” Don Hamadyk, Director, Innovation & Engineering Solutions, HII

  • MR Jun-20#28  unique and valuable 
forum for Navy and industry to collaborate)
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    u.S. ShIpbuILdINg 2020 yearbook “The National Shipbuilding Research Program provides a unique and valuable forum for Navy and industry to collaborate, resolve broad challenges and reduce total ownership cost for Navy ships, submarines and unmanned vessels. NSRP will remain an important component as

  • MR Jun-20#26 .   ship costs.  various U. S. Navy sponsors.  Since 1998,)
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    practices in shipbuilding and ship tries’ ability to reduce total feet owner- changed several times from MARAD to repair. ship costs. various U. S. Navy sponsors. Since 1998, Total ownership cost includes all ele- NSRP’s “home” in government has been ments of the ship lifecycle including HISTORY

  • MR Jun-20#22  ship-assists to 
help Navy hospital ships dock safely)
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    direct pandemic relief by transporting commodities that support production of personal pro- tective equipment and by conducting ship-assists to help Navy hospital ships dock safely. That the nation’s tugboat, towboat and barge com- panies are navigating today’s challenges is testament not only to the

  • MT Jun-20#59  increasingly tight 
the Royal Navy with its new Maritime 
industry)
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    provide advanced vision MetOcean performance while using less power, MetOcean Telematics will supply less space, and ftting increasingly tight the Royal Navy with its new Maritime industry budgets. Acoustic Scoring and Simulation Sys- tem (MASS), an over-the-horizon Naval Arctic Rays Surface Fire Support

  • MT Jun-20#37 panies and Navy groups took part. A CONOPS (concept of)
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    panies and Navy groups took part. A CONOPS (concept of operations) plan was decided and setup in Marlin which also monitored assets and threats in the operations zones. DetectinG DiverS & uuvS The idea was to have a diver or UUV enter the area and make their way to the controlled zone. There, Cerberus

  • MT Jun-20#27 . For the RAN,  Hornsby, the Navy lead for Autonomous 
Thales)
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    human capability in of a minefeld, the better. But the tech- many of these terms,” said Cmdr. Paul nology is still evolving. For the RAN, Hornsby, the Navy lead for Autonomous Thales Australia’s Australian the move towards autonomous MCM is Warfare Systems, which includes the Minesweeping System was

  • MT Jun-20#26  the RAN to search for, clas- Navy’s leading-edge capability)
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    and unmanned technologies are making an important contribution to team’s capacity to hit the Initial Operat- will allow the RAN to search for, clas- Navy’s leading-edge capability and mis- ing Capability milestone. sify, identify and dispose of sea mines sion to fght and win at sea.” “We’ve been working

  • MT Jun-20#22  Bluefn Robotics/Royal UK Navy
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    , understand our the Australian Minesweeping System Quincy, Massachusetts, has delivered Photo: General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefn Robotics/Royal UK Navy June 2020 22 MT

  • MT Jun-20#21  Australian Navy photo by ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill
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    siliconsensing.com #motionevolution Royal Australian Navy photo by ABIS Jarrod Mulvihill Australian Mine Warfare Team 16, MCDGRP and DSTG staff operating the Bluefn 9 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) from a Mine Countermeasure Support Boat (MCMSB) during a Project Sea 1778 equipment application course

  • MT Jun-20#20  Australia
he Royal Australian Navy’s  the mines.   provide)
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    FEATURE USV Platforms Photo: Thales Australia he Royal Australian Navy’s the mines. provide an MCM capability in-stride (RAN) SEA 1778 deploy- Captain Bryan Parker, the RAN’s with, or in some cases ahead of, deploy- able Mine Counter-Mea- Commander Mine Warfare, Clearance ing maritime task groups to

  • MT Jun-20#18  the Royal 
Australian Navy, 
Technological 
Leap Starts)
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    FEATURE USV Platforms For the Royal Australian Navy, Technological Leap Starts Small Driven by the need to organically protect maritime Task Groups from the threat of sea mines, the Royal Australian Navy is introducing a deployable Mine Counter- Measures (MCM) capability under the frst phase of Project

  • MT Jun-20#12  and concepts
Vietnam Navy Puts 
Remotely Operated)
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    Tech Files Innovative products, technologies and concepts Vietnam Navy Puts Remotely Operated Vehicles Forum XLX-C ROV to the Test New Concept from Depro, VideoRay Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have developed a new, compact and, fex- ible ROV concept, designed to be easy-to-use and quick to mobilize. BLUEROC

  • MT Jun-20#4 .com
the Royal Australian Navy’s efforts to protect task)
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    . Gregory R. Trauthwein This month Edward Lundquist travels Down Under to deliver an insightful article on trauthwein@marinelink.com the Royal Australian Navy’s efforts to protect task groups from the ever-present threat Contributing Writers of sea mines. The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) SEA 1778 deployable

  • MT Jun-20#2  Robotics) 
Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1778 
Phase I deployable)
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    June 2020 Volume 63 • Number 5 Contents On the Cover (Credit: General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefn Robotics) Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1778 Phase I deployable mine warfare system uses the General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefn Robotics Bluefn-9 and Bluefn-12 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs)