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
In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came clown, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S. President George Bush and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signed the START treaty,
The Carl V i n s o n (CVN-70), third Nimitz-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched recently during c e r e m o n i e s at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Not only was the launch a major step in the U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program,
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Rear Adm. George R. Yount, USN (Ret.), as vice president of the company's Ship Systems sector, with responsibility for operations at the Avondale facility Rear Adm. Yount, who joined Ship Systems' senior management team in mid-January,
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,
The J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York, has been selected by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Co. of Seattle, Wash., to develop detailed engineering and construction drawings for the LSD-41, the first in a new class of Dock Landing Ships for the U.
WABCO Fluid Power division has been awarded a contract to provide electropneumatic propulsion control systems for the Navy's new T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oilers. These vessels will have the Colt Industries' newly developed diesel engines, the largest engine manufactured in the U.
The U.S. Navy ship Capable was recently christened and launched at Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss. She is the fourth of six identical ocean surveillance ships under construction at Halter for the Navy, with a total contract value of approximately $85 million.
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
Trumpeting the strength of combining leaders in systems engineering, mid-market shipbuilding and naval architecture, officials from Lockheed Martin, Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine announced a teaming effort to capture the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program.