The U.S. Navy continues to be the major driver of business for shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in the United States. A status report for shipbuilding programs and a summary of the FY 1990/91 Navy ship procurement budget is provide below.
Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.
Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will celebrate 103 years as an individual member professional society this year with a technical program and exhibit show that emphasizes the role of the naval engineering community in the rapidly advancing
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been awarded a $40-million contract by Newport News Shipbuilding to build eight turbine generator sets for the CVN-17, the Navy's fifth nuclear aircraft carrier. The contract was awarded
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between July 13 and September 30, 1988. For contracts prior to these dates,
B a t h Iron Works recently launched the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) for the U.S. Navy at ceremonies in Bath, Maine. Senator Strom Thurmond, RS. C., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Lucy Mustin, wife of Vice Admiral Henry C.
D e c e m b e r 13 B a t h I r o n W o r k s C o r p o r a t i o n . Bath, Maine, was recently awarded a $ 6 1 0 m i l l i o n contract for the construction of three DDG-51 Class destroyers, DDG-54, DDG-56, and DDG-58. The work is expected to be comp l e t e d July 1995.
The recent keel laying for the George Washington (CVN-73), which will be the Navy's sixth Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, marked two firsts in Newport News Shipbuilding's 100-year history. The placement of the Washington's 730-ton