The Navy has budgeted $25.7 billion over the next three fiscal years for ship maintenance and modernization and for the purchase of mechanical systems, electronics and communications components and other equipment needed for replacement and modernization.
U.S. Navy's AEGIS Cruiser Modernization Program: The guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) approaches the port side of the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) during a leap f r og training exercise. The exercise allows ship handlers to
Seven Other Waterway Organizations Plan Meetings To Coincide; Leaders From All Sectors Of Waterways To Attend The National Waterways Conference, Inc. (NWC), the nationwide organization of industries utilizing water transportation, of water carriers,
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
Stanley G. Flagg & Co. of Stowe, Penn., is offering a free catalog of its complete line of fittings and flanges for the marine industry. Flagg-Flow fittings have been a part of the Flagg product line for over 50 years. During that time, the company's
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.
Report On SCA Seminar On World Shipbuilding An aura of optimism, albeit a cautious one, permeated the conference room at the recent second shipbuilding and repair program sponsored by the Shipbuilders Council of America. The very first speaker,
Crane Company, Defense and Specialty Systems Group, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced the consolidation of two of its business units, Crane Midwest Fittings and Unidynamics/ Midwest, to form Crane Midwest. Crane Midwest will continue to maintain
As a follow-on to last year's marketing conference on international shipbuilding and repair, the Shipbuilders Council of America is planning an expanded 1-1/2 day seminar to be held on February 12-13, 1991, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.