07 Oct 2014
Improved SHT Tile Manufacturing and Application Will Save VCS Construction Costs
This project will save an estimated $600K per hull for new construction and $500K per year for fleet maintenance.
30 Sep 2014
NMC Casting Technology Solutions for LCS Featured in Metalcasting Publications
Articles showcase NMC capabilities that are applicable to other DoD weapon systems in addition to LCS.
16 Sep 2014
Enabling Outfitting Earlier Is Expected to Save CVN 79 Construction Costs
Increasing the amount of construction work done on CVN 79 prior to erection will lead to efficiencies and cost savings.
22 Oct 2014
Remotely Operated Mini Climber to Save Costs and Improve Safety During Maintenance Activities
A modified remotely operated climber will carry a wide variety of inspection, de-coating and preservation technologies to reduce exposure to maintenance hazards.
14 Oct 2014
Inspecting Special Hull Treatment with Impulse Hammers Will Lead to Cost Avoidance for VCS
Use of impulse hammers to identify debonded SHT areas during VCS construction is significantly less costly than correcting the problem after delivery.
21 Aug 2014
More Efficient Surface Preparation Methods Developed for CVN 79 Tanks and Voids
Mitigating surface contamination and efficiently controlling the environment to blast and paint CVN 79 tanks and voids could save cost and schedule risk.