Bath Iron Works
STATUS REPORT ON U.S. NAVY PROGRAMS FOR SHIP PROCUREMENT AND MAINTENANCE Construction and maintenance of the U.S. Navy ships continues to be the dominant source of business for shipyards in the United States. It is also a major source of business
The long-awaited awarding of the contract to construct the new series of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). a series that could total 60 ships worth $14 billion over 15 years, will have to wait just a little longer. However, the U.S. Navy in late May did pare the competition to two,
Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
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.
The new Aegis destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead vessel in what has been termed the U.S. Navy's ship of the 21st century, continued to live up to its advance billing when it recently engaged in weapons trials in the North Atlantic. Featured
The Materials and Components Group of National Forge Co., Irvine, Pa., has won contracts totaling more than $28 million from the U.S. Navy. The contracts, which specify vital military marine propulsion system components, include propeller shafts
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation a $24.6-million contract to perform combat systems integration for 17 a d d i t i o n a l FFG-7 Class guided missile frigates now under construction. Prior
General Electric Company, Government Electronic Systems Division, Moorestown, N.J., was awarded a $110,800,000 costplus- fixed-fee contract modification for AEGIS installation and test support for five DDG-51 class destroyers. Work is expected to be completed in January 1996.
Telephonies Corporation, Command Systems Division, Farmingdale, N.Y., was awarded a $23,371,700 firm-fixed-price contract for five AN/TPX-42A(V)12 amphibious air traffic control direct altitude and identity readout systems for LHD 2, LHD 3, LHD 4.
The U.S. Navy recently commissioned the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea at ceremonies in Portland, Maine, at Bath Iron Works shipyard. Senator William S. Cohen, RMaine, was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Renee Lyons, wife of Admiral James A.