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Monday, December 18, 2017

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Kitchen To Retire From Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems announced that Thomas M. Kitchen will retire later this month as president of the sector's Avondale Operations. Mr. Kitchen, 54, started his career with Avondale in 1977 as assistant controller and was named president in late 1999. Dr. Philip A. Dur, president of Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, noted Mr. Kitchen's numerous contributions to the company and his many years of service to Avondale. "Tom's contributions to the transition of the Ship Systems organization have been important in our future success," Dr. Dur said. Dr. Dur said a successor to Mr. Kitchen will be named soon. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems…

ABS Exec Maps Future of Autonomous Shipping at Marintec

Dr. Kirsi Tikka, ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine, discussed the marine industry’s journey to autonomy at the 2017 Marintec China conference in Shanghai (Photo: ABS)

“With fast-paced advances in technology, we are on a journey to autonomous transportation at sea,” said ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Dr. Kirsi Tikka, at the 2017 Marintec China conference in Shanghai, China. Tikka, who chaired a panel session on the marine industry’s journey to autonomy, described the benefits that will come during interim phases of the voyage to autonomous shipping. “The transition to the next generation of shipping is fueled by automation, data and connectivity.

International Sales for Autoship Systems

Autoship Systems announces key international sales to leading naval architects and shipbuilders. These new installations represent Autoship Systems reputation as a CAD/CAM supplier for naval educational centers, small to medium size shipyards and offshore design firms. New fourth quarter clients include: Corporation Pesquera Ribar, Hyundai Lifeboats of Korea, SBM-Imodco, Iran Shipbuilding of Tehran , FBM Marine Design, Stratos Boats, Boconoc Shipyard, The Royal Thai Navy Academy, and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. The following description of Autoship System’s software will be used at the U.S. “The Total Ship Systems Engineering (TSSE) Program at the U.S.

Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests Low Observable Multifunction Stack

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector has successfully tested the Low Observable Multifunction Stack (LMS) designed to demonstrate two different advanced exhaust suppresser systems for surface combatants. The exhaust systems, enclosed in a low signature composite structure, also integrate embedded multifunction communication arrays. Service Center. antennas that typically cover the topside of surface combatants," said Schenk. The project was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research through its Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has been an active participant and ship system integrator on every ATD program related to Topside Integration.

Northrop Grumman to Construct New DDG 51-Class Destroyers

The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a contract valued at $1.9 billion to build four additional DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers. The contract, awarded to Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector in Pascagoula, includes the immediate award of four ships. The contract is part of a multiyear procurement plan under which the Navy is awarding multiple ships under a single contract. Aegis destroyer program," said Dr. Philip A. sector. receiving excellent ratings in the Navy's assessments of our performance. Today's announcement brings the total ships awarded in this program to 60. Systems, the company will have received contracts for 28 Aegis destroyers, with 17 of these ships already delivered. each in fiscal years 2002 through 2005.

USN Awards $52M Contract To DD21 Gold Team

The U.S. Navy announced a $124 million contract modification for continuation of design and test planning of its 21st century DD 21 destroyer program. The contract was awarded to the DD 21 Alliance which includes Ingalls Shipbuilding here and Bath Iron Works of Bath, Me. Ingalls Shipbuilding, a Northrop Grumman company, is leading the DD 21 Gold Team, which includes the Raytheon Company and The Boeing Company, and will receive $52 million for the continuation of its work associated with Phase II of this program. Work involved by the Gold Team during the continuation of Phase II includes the development and maturity of critical technologies such as the vessel's integrated power system, the advanced gun and dual-band radar suite.

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman Perfect Scores on Restoration of USS Cole

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Ship Systems perfect scores for the work accomplished during the final phase of restoration of the Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Northrop Grumman Ship Systems received the highest marks possible in the specified performance areas of Schedule, Technical, Management and Cost for the performance period from January through April 2002; and, based on the perfect scores, the Navy awarded Northrop Grumman $3.9 million in performance award fee funding. The USS Cole, which was redelivered ahead of schedule, sailed from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Ingalls facility in Pascagoula, Miss., April 19, 2002, and returned to her homeport in Norfolk, Va., April 24, 2002.

Northrop Grumman To Sell Cruise Ship Assets to NCL

ship program at the company's Ship Systems sector here to Norwegian Cruise Line. equipment and materials, as well as material acquired by Northrop Grumman for a planned second ship. employees are currently preparing the cruise ship for launch and towing. The company does not expect the sale to impact previously announced financial guidance. In May, the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) conducted an auction for the cruise ship and associated materials. MARAD directed Northrop Grumman Ship Systems to proceed unilaterally with the disposition of the vessel. Northrop Grumman had previously been under contract to American Classic Voyages Company to construct two 1,900-passenger vessels. after AMCV filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Northrop Grumman Names Williams Sector VP

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Dave Williams sector vice president of engineering for its Ship Systems sector. Williams joined Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in 1988. technical director of DD 21 Gold Team. this new assignment. construction of various ship classes including LHD, SA'AR 5, and DDG. Landing Craft Air Cushion. for Sperry Vickers Marine Hydraulics. Mississippi State University in mechanical engineering. 47 class ships.

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $402M Funding for DDG 105

U.S. Navy will provide Northrop Grumman funding of more than $401.5 million for DDG 105, the second of four DDG 51-class Aegis-guided missile destroyers awarded to the company's Ship Systems sector. The original contract for $1.9 billion was received in September 2002. a single contract. DDG 105 is Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' 26th contracted Aegis destroyer. Corporation has consistently delivered through the history of the Aegis destroyer program," said Dr. Philip A. vice president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. completion in 2008.

Northrop Grumman Names Retired Rear Adm. Yount To Head Operations At Avondale Facility

Grumman Corporation announced today that Rear Adm. George R. Yount, USN (Ret.), has been named vice president of the company's Ship Systems sector, with responsibility for operations at the Avondale facility. Rear Adm. Yount, 55, will join Ship Systems' senior management team in mid-January. ship management personnel involved in ship construction as well as production planning, scheduling and facility engineering. Rear Adm. Yount will also serve on the Ship Systems Policy Council which influences all future Northrop Grumman Ship Systems business decisions.\Rear Adm. for Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command. "We are delighted to have George Yount join our Ship Systems team," said Dr. Philip A. of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Rear Adm.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Another Sealift Ship

USNS Brittin (T-AKR 305), the sixth of seven Bob Hope-class strategic sealift ships being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, was delivered to the U.S. Navy at the company's Avondale Operations in New Orleans. Participating in the delivery were representatives of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, New Orleans, and Ship Systems officials. Delivery took place following Brittin's integrated sea trials, which combined the formerly separate builder's and Navy Acceptance Trials into one evolution. Brittin, and the 150-member Ship Systems integrated trials team, scored the highest grade ever for a strategic sealift ship, and also recorded a rating of "excellent" by Navy inspectors.

Northrop Grumman Delivers Second Double-Hulled Tanker

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector delivered the tanker Polar Resolution in a brief ceremony at its Avondale Operations in New Orleans, La. Polar Resolution is the second of five 140,000 deadweight (DWT) Endeavour-class double-hulled crude oil carriers Northrop Grumman Ship Systems is building for Polar Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips Petroleum Company. "The delivery of this second double-hulled tanker underscores our commitment to compete in profitable commercial shipbuilding," said Dr. Philip A. Dur, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The Endeavour-class tankers are the first crude oil carriers being built for the Alaskan trade in compliance with the federal Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

Classification Steps Up to the Digital Challenge: DNV GL

DNV GL Press Conference at Marintec China 2017 (from L to R): Torgeir Sterri, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, Norbert Kray. Photo: DNV GL

The maritime world is in the middle of a period of rapid change, with increasing digitalization, new regulations and shifting markets. Classification societies can help to remove barriers, speed up the process, and assist stakeholders make the most of the new landscape, IACS Chairman Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen said at DNV GL’s press conference at Marintec China today. “One of the major contributions of class in current times of transformation is to bring familiar assurance processes to new and unfamiliar technologies…

Ship Systems Awarded Deepwater Contracts Worth $129M

long lead material procurement for the U.S. Coast Guard's first new National Security Cutter (NSC). The combined contracts mark the first step in the development and delivery of this new class of cutters set to replace the Coast Guard's aging fleet of surface vessels. Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) awarded the contracts under the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System Program. supports our design effort in the U.S. Program," said Dr. Philip A. president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. contract design phase was recently completed. in 2006. Guard's 200-year history. logistics systems. estimated to total $17 billion over the life of the program. would threaten the security of our homeland," Dur said. "The U.S.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Awarded Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $64,618,538 cost-plus-award-fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-00-C-2300) to exercise an option for Planning Yard Services for DD 963 and CG 47 Class ships. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by September 2004. Contract funds in the amount of $4,625, will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Litton Integrates Marine Ops In New Company

The consolidation of marine industry assets in the United States has taken a rather unique twist, as Litton Industrys – with a strategy of becoming the marine industry's full-service leader – announced the formation of a new company, the Litton Ship Systems Full Service Center (LSS FSC). Litton, which for years has been amassing an impressive arsenal of marine equipment builders and suppliers from around the globe, formed LSS FSC to operate as a stand-alone business within the existing Litton Ship Systems (LSS) organization, with headquarters in Pascagoula, Miss. LSS FSC will provide its customers a full range of research and development, design analysis and life cycle support services.

Ship Systems Awarded Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation Ship Systems a contract modification of approximately $191.1m to the existing contract calling for construction of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class next-generation destroyer. This contract provides for production planning, labor, logistics support and engineering to support detail design and construction of DDG 1000.

Navy Honors Engineering Pioneer

A ceremony was held on November 19, 2001, to rename the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station's (NAVSSES) Surface Ship Systems Engineering Complex, the Richard C. Cunningham Engineering Complex. The building (77H) was renamed to honor Cunningham's pioneering work and engineering innovations in machinery controls and other accomplishments in naval machinery engineering. During the ceremony, Rear Admiral William Cobb, Jr., the Program Executive Officer for Theater Surface Combatants at the Naval Sea Systems Command, presented a special AEGIS Program Lifetime achievement Award to Mrs. Debra Cunningham on behalf of Richard. The building…

Good As Gold

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Gold Team was chosen by the U.S. Navy to complete the system design for the Navy's advanced, 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). The project replaces the $25 billion DD-21 program of land-attack destroyers that was scrapped last fall. Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector will lead the system design, engineering prototype development and testing of the DD(X) System under a $265 million contract awarded today by the Navy. The team includes Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) as mission systems integrator and more than 30 of the nation's top engineering and maritime industrial companies. The initial design contract has a total value of approximately $2.9 billion over four years. "We are very pleased and proud that our DD(X) Gold Team was selected by the Navy.

Northrop Grumman Delivers 17th Aegis Destroyer

Northrop Grumman Corporation Monday delivered to the U.S. Navy its newest warship, Preble (DDG 88). The new vessel is the 17th Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Pascagoula, Miss. Merchent said the Aegis program is "the backbone of our business success. "I thank Northrop Grumman Ship Systems for such a wonderful job in the construction of Preble," said Capt. Phil Johnson, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula. Preble is the 38th ship in the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class of Aegis guided missile destroyers, the Navy's most powerful destroyer fleet. Following DDG 88, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has seven additional Aegis destroyers under contract, with six of these ships under construction.

USS Cole Returns to Fleet

The Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Cole is ready to return to the U.S. Navy Fleet following a 14-month restoration project at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems. The ship will depart Pascagoula today to return to her homeport in Norfolk, Va. "Our team of shipbuilders has worked together with the U.S. Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, as well as the crew of this fine warship, in an effort to bring her back to a combat-ready state and to return her to the fleet," said Dr. Philip A. Dur, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of the company's Ship Systems sector. Following the terrorist attack in Aden, Yemen, Cole was transported to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin, and arrived in Pascagoula Dec. 13, 2000, after a six-week journey.

Northrop Grumman Begins Construction on DDG 100

DDG 100, the 50th ship in the DDG 51-class of Aegis destroyers. "This is an occasion of tremendous significance," said Dr. Philip A. company's Ingalls Operations here. Navy through the life of the DDG 51 program. to-date, with delivery of the 18th set for Feb. 28. said Capt. and repair, Pascagoula. Also on hand for the ceremony was Rear Adm. president of the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Forrest Sherman-class ship. the ships that I started on," Kemp said. ship. leap from that.

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