Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay faces an existential threat due to changing weather patterns that lead to rising water levels and increased erosion. The Army Corps of Engineers is planning to address erosion on the island with a $3 million jetty, and the Corps is seeking approval for a study examining the best ways to protect the island.
The Navy is testing a system that can be lowered from a helicopter to destroy enemy sea mines. The technology, which is expected to be deployed within a few years, involves a warhead equipped with sonar and video that is connected via a fiber-optic link to a console on the helicopter.
The Navy has awarded a $47 million contract to Lockheed Martin to upgrade the AN/BLQ-10 electronic warfare system for submarines. The system automatically detects, classifies and identifies potentially hostile radar and communications signals.
Welding problems with missile tubes identified by a subcontractor hold the potential to delay construction of the first Columbia-class submarines, the next iteration of Virginia-class submarines and the UK's Dreadnought submarines. General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Navy are looking into the issue.
Bath Iron Works will provide engineering, planning, ship configuration, material and logistical support for modernization of the Navy's littoral combat ships under a $33.6 million modification to an existing contract. The original $100 million contract was awarded in 2014.
Join Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., on the opening day of the Technology Enablers for Digital Engineering workshop, to be held Oct. 16-17. This event is in Dahlgren, Va., with the first day unclassified and the second day classified. Learn more online.
Huntington Ingalls will provide first-year advance plans for materials, procurement, order development and other matters under a $187.6 million contract for refueling complex overhaul work on the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The work in Newport News, Va., is projected for completion by July.
Watch the Nationals take on the Phillies for ASNE Night. Game time is 7:05 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. This is the fourth year of this family-friendly social. $5 of every ticket goes to support ASNE programs such as scholarships, symposia, courses, and student activities. Purchase your ticket here.
We are thrilled to have the following exceptional panelists confirmed for the 2018 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium panel on "Enablers to Sailor Self-Sufficiency": CDR Dan Spagone Sr., USN (Ret), CMDCM Scott Kelley, FORCM Kevin Goodrich, FLTCM Paul Kingsbury, FORCM James Osborne, and CMDCM Terry Wylie. Join them in Virginia Beach from Sept. 17-20!
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