Barracuda Technologies, Laholm, Sweden, has been awarded a comprehensive contract by Kvaerner Batservice a.s., Norway, to supply the cellular core material and syntactic filler system for nine new mine countermeasure hovercraft/ catamaran vessels (MCMVs) ordered by the Norwegian Navy.
U.S. and Canadian companies have been licensed to manufacture a range of floating drydocks that operate on the submarine principle of using compressed air to blow water from their ballast tanks. Ammac Welding and Machine Works of Wilmington, Calif.
Two veteran shipbuilders have combined their knowledge of surface ship, submersible and cryogenic technology to propose transporting liquefied n a t u r a l gas (LNG) from the Arctic by submarine tanker. P. Takis Veliotis, General Dynamics' executive
U.S. Navy's Unmanned Mine Reconnaissance System Will Provide Organic Mine Countermeasures Capability The concept that a naval task force operating in littoral waters can detect underwater mines using remotely controlled unmanned vehicles is on the verge of being realized.
Work is under way at Raytheon Company on a U.S. Navy system that will measure magnetic fields of ships before and after their hulls have been treated for defense against magnetically influenced mines. The automated system, which includes underwater magnetic
Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., and Philips GmbH Unternehmensbereich Systeme und Sondertechnik, Kiel, West Germany, recently announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for jointly pursuing the ESM/ADF system requirements of the
Designers & Planners, Inc., a naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Galveston, Texas, is establishing a Philadelphia Area office. It will provide services to Philadelphia naval activities and other
The first of two Navy oceanographic survey vessels, the USNS Maury (T-AGS-39), was recently dedicated by Rear Adm. John R. Seesholtz, USN, Oceanographer of the Navy, at keel-laying ceremonies at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point, Md., yard. According to David Watson,
Members and guests of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for their annual spring meeting. A technical session at which two papers were presented was held at the Officers Club,