The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery is on duty in the Western Pacific, demonstrating its ability to extend the Navy's reach in the region. A new support center at Changi Naval Base in Singapore is maintaining the ship.
Hellfire missiles and a .50-caliber machine gun extend the capabilities of an unmanned surface vessel designed to work with littoral combat ships to hunt mines. Textron Systems showcased the proof-of-concept surface-warfare mission package at Modern Day Marine 2019, saying the system is designed to operate autonomously to identify and act against potential targets.
Extended assessment of a malfunction in the electrical distribution system aboard the USS Harry S. Truman kept the carrier in port as its surface escorts departed for an overseas deployment. No time frame for fixing the carrier's problems has been made public.
General Electric will be working to develop jet propulsion systems of the future under an $11.66 million Navy contract. The research will explore integrated power and thermal management systems as well as potential capabilities for the next generation of jet aircraft.
The keel has been laid for the first of the Army's next generation of landing craft. Vigor Works is working on the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) under a $1 billion contract for a full-scale prototype and initial production of four vessels in 2022.
The Korte Co. will be installing ship simulators at Naval Station Mayport in Florida under a $10.47 million Navy task order. The design-build project involves Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Trainer 4.0 and 5.0 modules.
The USS George Washington is now equipped with an anchor from the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, which was decommissioned two years ago. The anchor came in handy during the Washington's midlife Refueling and Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding when shipbuilders discovered one of the carrier's anchors needed to be replaced.
Civil engineering firm JMT informed county officials that its design for a new stormwater system in Aiken County, S.C., is about 60% complete, with the final design phase coming next. The system will incorporate an approximately 100-foot-wide open channel and several ponds.
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