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Production on HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second Queen Elizabeth-Class aircraft carrier, has started today at BAE Systems in Portsmouth Naval Base – the future home of the Queen Elizabeth Class. Work on the forward section of the hull, known as Lower Block 02, commenced as Commander-in-Chief Fleet Admiral George Zambellas cut the first steel [...]
The Navy awarded General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works (BIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) each a fixed-price incentive contract for the design and construction of a DDG 51 class ship Sept. 26. BIW was awarded a $679,600,348 fixed-price-incentive contract for DDG 115 construction. As the low-cost bidder in the limited competition between these shipbuilders, BIW is [...]
Advance construction started on the nation’s newest aircraft carrier Feb. 25 with a “first cut of steel” ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News, Va. The steel plate cut will be used in the construction of the carrier, which has yet to be named, but will be designated CVN 79. The carrier represents the second [...]
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.: Northrop Grumman Corporation lifted two generators weighing over 195,000 pounds each into the aft section of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), currently under construction at the company’s Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va., yesterday. The diesel generators supply backup power throughout the ship in the event that power [...]
Kiev, Russia: Russia has agreed to help Ukraine finish construction on a missile cruiser, which has been stalled for almost 15 years, the Ukrainian president said on Monday. Construction of the Slava class Admiral Lobov cruiser was launched in 1984 at the Nikolayev shipyard in Ukraine but stalled during its final stage in the late [...]
Work began today at Portsmouth on the first of two new aircraft carriers. As steel cutting commenced on a section of the hull, Portsmouth became the fifth UK shipyard to start construction on the programme. The naval base will be the future home of both Queen Elizabeth Class carriers. Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth pushed the [...]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala: The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville is using cutting-edge computer technology to speed up and improve the quality of standard facility designs. Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a new three dimensional design approach to facility design, construction and maintenance. “Developing and maintaining a capability to design a facility in BIM [...]