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.
Textron Marine Systems (TMS), a division of Textron Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $6.5-million contract for the construction of two Surface Effect Ship (SES), multipurpose fireboats for New York City. The announcement was made by TMS president J o h n J .
For the U.S. maritime industry, and for the U.S. Coast Guard, the fiscal year 1986 budget sent to Congress by President Reagan was little short of disastrous. For the U.S. shipbuilding industry and its various suppliers and subcontractors, though,
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,
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
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,
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.
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.
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
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