Navy Sets Ambitious Shipbuilding Goal

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From Defence News:

New U.S. Navy LPD Damaged on Sea Trials
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The new U.S. amphibious ship San Diego was damaged late last month when an improperly-installed relief valve caused part of the ship's ballast system to overpressurize, damaging three ballast tanks.
More at http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=7897283&c=AME&s=SEA

Comment: Embarrassing but then the idea behind holding trials is to catch the silly season mistakes as well as the big ones before they have a chance to cause serious problems.
 
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From The World Maritime News:

Navy Names USNS Choctaw County
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus joined Ackerman, Miss., Mayor Dick Cain to announce today that the name of the Department of the Navy​’s next Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) will be United States Naval Ship (USNS) Choctaw County, during a brief ceremony today at Ackerman High School, Ackerman, Miss.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/34534
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Spray-on Protective Coating Wins "R&D 100" Award
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ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- R&D Magazine honored an Office of Naval Research (ONR) scientist with a 2011 "R&D 100" award Oct. 13 for the development of a revolutionary coating material that is blast-and fire-resistant.

The special high-tech surface technology, HybridSil Fire/Blast, acts like a force field that surrounds and protects any type of surface, making it blast-, ballistic- and fire-resistant.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63242
 
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From Marine Log:

Navy funds will not be incentive to close Avondale
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United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond have received confirmation from the Department of the Navy that any federal funds provided for the closure and conversion of the Avondale Shipyard may be applied to partnerships designed to bring more work to the facility.
More at http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1462:2011oct00173&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=107
 
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From Aviation Week:

U.S. Submarine Programs Face Uncertainty
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While the U.S. submarine force has shown its mettle in Libyan operations and continues to improve even its oldest boats, the fleet remains threatened by budgetary concerns and projected force shortfalls, according to Ronald O’Rourke, naval analyst for the Congressional Research Service.
More at http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/asd/2011/10/20/02.xml&headline=U.S.%20Submarine%20Programs%20Face%20U ncertainty
 
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From DoD Buzz:

The Navy’s next boomer
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The Navy’s top submarine planners are confident they can build a new class of ballistic missile boats on time and on cost, without swallowing up the service’s entire shipbuilding budget. But to get there, they admit, everything has to go perfectly.
More at http://www.dodbuzz.com/2011/10/20/the-navys-next-boomer/

Comment: If it has to go perfectly, this program s doomed!!!
 
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From NOLA.com:

Avondale shipyard incentive package will bring quick results, officials say
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Both Louisiana officials and representatives of Huntington Ingalls Industries expressed confidence last week that a new $214 million incentive package would quickly draw out some potential partners to help keep thousands employed at the Avondale shipyard site beyond its scheduled closure. One big question that remains: Who will that partner be? And what will they do?
More at http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2011/10/off icials_confident_incentive_1.html
 
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Today's Feature Story:

PCU Mississippi Successfully Completes Christening Milestone
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GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782) sponsor Ms. Allison Stiller christened the ninth Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Dec. 3.

During her remarks, Stiller mentioned today marked the 38th christening that she has attended, but emphasized how special the day was for her.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=64139