OUTSTANDING WORKBOATS & MILITARY SHALLOW-DRAFT VESSELS OF 1987
special review of some of the most notable and important inland and coastal workboats and shallow-draft military craft delivered during 1987—selected by the editors of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News for their high standards of design or performance.
AN UPDATE ON U.S. NAVY SHIP AND EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT
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.
Textron Marine Systems Delivers LCAC-24 To U.S. Navy
John J. Kelly, president of Textron Marine Systems (TMS), Division of Textron Inc., recently announced the delivery of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC)-24 to the U.S. Navy. Following remarks by Eugene E. Shoults, program manager for the Amphibious
$29.4-BILLION FY89 NAVY BUDGET APPROVED FOR SHIPS AND EQUIPMENT
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
Sperry Gets $17.5-Million Navy Contract To Design And Build LCAC Trainer
The U.S. Naval Training Systems Center has awarded Sperry Corporation a $17.5-million contract to design, develop, and assemble a fullmission simulator for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). Under the terms of the contract, the trainer is
National Forge Wins Navy Contracts Totaling More Than $28 Million
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
SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR IN U.S. SHIPYARDS
These days, any privately owned shipyard that was formerly occupied strictly with building new merchant ships has either swung around to the repair and conversion market, has made plans to do so, or is actively pursuing Navy work—which certainly continues to be more than substantial.
Two Separate Divisions Formed From Textron's Bell Aerospace Operation
Textron Inc. has announced the creation of two separate divisions from its former Bell Aerospace Division. The Bell Aerospace operation in Buffalo, N.Y., is now one division, and the New Orleans operation is a separate division under the name Textron Marine Systems.
Textron Marine Appoints L.N. Hairston Executive Director Of Marketing
Larry N. Hairston has been appointed executive director of marketing for Textron Marine Systems of New Orleans, La. Mr. Hairston will be responsible for developing and implementing all marketing strategies and evolving a continuing strategic plan
NEW NAVY BUDGET: OVER $100 BILLION
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,