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Littoral Combat Ship: It's Down to 3

The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,

 

SNAME Los Angeles Section Hears Paper On Arctic Air Cushion Vehicles

A paper entitled "Air Cushion Vehicles for the Arctic" was presented recently to the Los Angeles Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers by Raymond A. Bennett, vice president for commercial development at Global Marine Development, Inc.

Report Predicts Growth In U.S. Coastal Ferry Market

Rapid technological advancement of large, fast, coastal and short-sea ferry designs is coinciding with favorable population and economic trends to create an important emerging new commercial market for U.S. shipyards and suppliers, according to TransTech Marine's report,

TOWFISH SCANS SEABED—

This equipment is most at home under the sea. Developed by Bathymetrics of Bath, southwest England, for Marconi Underwater Systems, it uses acoustic transducer arrays which enable the phase and amplitude of sonar signals to be measured. This technique

CANADIAN SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR YARDS

—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.

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

Newest Navy Crane Ship Christened 'Diamond State' At Tampa Shipyards

The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33

SeaArk Marine Delivers First Five Patrol Boats Of Ten-Vessel Contract

SeaArk Marine, Inc., (formerly MonArk Boat Company) Little Rock, Ark., has delivered the first five high-speed patrol boats of a 10-vessel contract to El Salvador under a $3.7-million contract, according to company vice president John Smith. SeaArk

Arneson Marine Relocates Eastern Regional Office To North Miami Beach, Fla.

Arneson Marine, Inc. (AMI) of Corte Madera, Calif., a leader in surface piercing propulsion, recently announced the relocation of their Eastern regional office to North Miami Beach, Fla. AMI's new 4,800-square-foot facility is located at 2850 N.

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, ship conversion, shipboard electronics, communications and weapons. This special section covers contracts awarded between January 29 and March 22,1988.

 
 
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