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NavSea / MMA-Sponsored

HM&E Conference Set For

Arlington, November 27-28

Vice Adm. Peter Hekman,

Commander of the Naval Sea Sys- tems Command (NavSea), and

James P. Fromfield, president of the Marine Machinery Association (MMA), recently announced their joint sponsorship of the first confer- ence between the Navy and the manufacturers of its hull, mechani- cal and electrical equipment (HM&E).

The NavSea/MMA HM&E Con- ference will take place at the Hyatt

Regency in Arlington, Va., on No- vember 27 and 28, 1990. Topics to be covered include: U.S. Navy Mar- keting Outlook; Foreign Navy Mar- keting Outlook; HM&E Technical

Developments; Quality Assurance

Initiatives; HM&E Research And

Development; Mil-Spec And Navy

Standard Drawing Updates; Rights

In Data; Navy Acquisition Strategy; and Congressional Developments.

This HM&E Conference will build on last year's successful DAR-

PA/MMA R&D Conference. It will be two days of intensive presenta- tions and discussions to aid HM&E manufacturers to find the right path in today's changing market, and to ensure the continued health of the

Navy's industrial base.

For further information, contact:

Marine Machinery Association, 2021 L Street, N.W., Suite 250,

Washington, D.C. 20036, phone (202) 785-8731.

TANO Awarded Contract

For USCG's Prototype

Heritage Class Patrol Boat

TANO Marine Systems, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the propulsion control system and central alarm and monitoring sys- tem for the U.S. Coast Guard's pro- totype Heritage Class Patrol Boat (WPB).

TANO was awarded the contract by MTU North America, which is providing the engines for the Coast

Guard vessel.

The 120-foot patrol boat is de- signed to replace the Coast Guard's existing fleet of 82-foot and 95-foot patrol boats.

Under the contract, the TANO alarm and monitoring system will include two operator stations, each with a color video monitor, keypad, printer and alarm horn or bell. The vessel's propulsion system will uti- lize a TANOnet data acquisition system.

TANO will also design and manu- facture the engine room control stand, as well as drop-in panels for the pilothouse console and bridge wings. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered early next year.

The Coast Guard plans to build a prototype Heritage Class vessel in

Curtis Bay, Md. Plans call for the prototype to undergo an extended evaluation of about two years before full production begins.

TANO Marine Systems, Inc. is a subsidiary of TANO Corporation.

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Built At Ingalls Christened 'Hue City'

CG-66, the 14th Aegis guided missile cruiser to be built by Ingalls

Shipbuilding division of Litton in

Pascagoula, Miss., was recently christened Hue City. The vessel be- came the first U.S. Navy warship named in commemoration of the efforts of U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors involved in the battle to retake the old imperial capital of

Hue from invading North Vietnam- ese in 1968.

Principal speaker for the event was Congressman John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania's 12th Congression- al District, a member of the House

Appropriations Committee and chairman of the House Appropria- tions Defense Subcommittee. Con- gressman Murtha was introduced by Mississippi's Fifth District Con- gressman, Gene Taylor of Bay St.


Mrs. Jo Ann Cheatham, wife of retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Er- nest C. Cheatham Jr., served as the Hue City's sponsor.

Other participants in the chris- tening ceremony included General

Cheatham; Rear Adm. Raynor

A.K. Taylor, USN Deputy Assist- ant Chief of Naval Operations for

Surface Warfare; Rear Adm. Wal- ter H. Cantrell, USN, Vice Com- mander, Naval Sea Systems Com- mand; Capt. R. Bruce Woodruff,

USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding,

Pascagoula; and Jerry St. Pe, se- nior vice president of Litton and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding.

The U.S. Navy's Aegis program, of which Hue City is the newest ship, is among the most important shipbuilding programs in America today. Aegis ships are designed and built to provide primary protection for the Navy's battle forces. Aegis cruisers are 567 feet long, with a beam of 55 feet. Four GE LM2500 gas turbine engines power the 9,500- ton ships to speeds in excess of 30 knots.

The CG-66's Aegis Combat Sys- tem, heart of the ship's capability, is a significant advance in fleet air defense. Four fixed array radar an- tennae, mounted on the four sides of the ship's superstructure, replace conventional rotating radars, enabl- ing the ship and her crew to scan in all directions simultaneously.

The Hue City is equipped with the MK 41 Vertical Launching Sys- tem (VLS), a multiwarfare missile launching system capable of firing missiles against air, surface and un- derwater threats. VLS is composed of modules symmetrically grouped to form launcher magazines, located both forward and aft on the ship's deck.

Ingalls Shipbuilding, lead ship- builder for five of the latest classes of Navy surface combatants, has de- livered 53 major warships into the

Navy's fleets since 1975, a major portion of the surface combatants delivered during the period.

As lead shipbuilder for the Aegis cruiser program, Ingalls has been contracted to build 19 of the 27

The GE-powered Hue City, 14th Aegis guid- ed missile cruiser to be built by Ingalls Ship- building division of Litton in Pascagoula,

Miss., is shown berthed adjacent to the company's 13th cruiser, Chosin (CG 65), which is being prepared for pre-delivery sea trials.

Aegis cruisers authorized for con- struction since 1978. Twelve Ingalls- built Aegis cruisers are now in the fleet, with a 13th to be delivered this fall. Ingalls is also building DDG 51

Class Aegis guided missile de- stroyers, with six ships under con- tract.

In addition to its Aegis programs,

Ingalls is producing the Navy's

Wasp Class of multipurpose amphi- bious assault ships and overhauling the multimission destroyer USS

John Hancock (DD 981).

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List of Suppliers

Propulsion gas turbines GE

Reduction gears Westinghouse

Generators Stewart & Stevenson

Propellers Bird-Johnso

Control systems Litton Guidance and Control Systems Division

Sonars GE

Fire control system Raytheon 400 Hz Power Supply MagneTek

Waste heat boiler Combustion Engineering

Shaft bearings American Metal

Bearing Co.

Deck covering Hiller Systems

Distilling plants Aqua-Chem

Refrigeration and air conditioning York

Air compressors Worthington


Fan coil assemblies Mario Coil,

Nuclear Cooling, Inc.

Steering gears Jered Brown Bros.

Aegis sea & freshwater pumps,

GTG seawater pumps . . . Carver Pump

Oil Pumps Warren Pumps

Duplex strainers Chas. M. Bailey

Control valves Cla Val Company

SilBrazed union end valves, Buships bronze valves Milwaukee Valve

Globe valves Hunt Energy

Bronze gate & globe valves, deck drains & scuppers Liberty Equipment

Bronze gate & glove valves, deck drains & scuppers . . . Pima Valve

Hose & hose fittings Aeroquip

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