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Enabling Earlier Outfitting Expected to Save Future Aircraft Carrier Construction Costs

Efficiencies can be realized by increasing the amount of construction work done prior to erection.

Implementation of Improved Crack Repair Process for MRAP Vehicles has Begun

An improved process to repair cracks in the upper structure of MRAP Cougar CAT I/II will reduce the cost and schedule associated with the current method.

Additively Applied Isolation Coatings for Navy Fasteners to Reduce Galvanic Corrosion

An improved isolation process for fasteners on Navy vessels will provide better protection against galvanic corrosion and reduce repair costs.

Portable System to Mitigate Aluminum Cracking to Provide Significant Cost Avoidance

Application of a device to mitigate sensitization in aluminum structures will be less labor intensive than the current remove and replace process.

New Winch Will Enable Less Expensive Maintenance of RMS Component

The TCMW is designed to provide a means for shipboard maintenance of the cable between the RMMV and the towed minehunting sonar system.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Implements DDG 51 Sonar Dome Manufacturing Improvements

The project results reduce time, labor, and rework associated with sonar dome fabrication.

Improved Abrasive Technology Capable of Reducing VCS Construction Labor Costs

Improved abrasive technologies would allow shipbuilders to remove material faster, resulting in construction cost savings.

Weapons Magazine System Manufacturing Improvements Benefit Several Navy Ships at Two Shipyards

Improving the manufacturability and installation of weapons magazine C-channels will reduce labor and costs.

Mechanized Tools to Reduce Labor for Pulling Cable on Surface Ships

Tools developed under this project will reduce labor as well as health and safety issues associated with shipboard cable pulling.

Modified SHT Debond Detectors Delivered to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for In-service Use

A modified debond detector will support SHT inspection operations at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

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