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Raytheon awarded contract computer systems on Zumwalt-class destroyers
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017


Department of Defense officials announced Wednesday that Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a modified $29 million contract for mission systems equipment for the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer, the largest and most technologically advanced guided missile surface combatant ship in the world.

Raytheon has been contracted to deliver total ship computing environment hardware, and software research, test and development for the Zumwalt class of destroyers.

Work by Raytheon will be performed across the country, with 46 percent place in Portsmouth, R.I., and the work is expected to be completed by September 2018.

The contract will be paid from fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $12.4 million, and fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funding in the amount of $775,000 will be obligated at time of award. The funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

Construction on the DDG 1000 class destroyers commenced in February 2009.

The DDG 1001 was named after U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Michael Monsoor, who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom after he jumped on a grenade and absorbed the blast, which saved the lives of two other SEALs on a rooftop in ar-Ramadi, Iraq. In April 2012, DDG 1002 was named Lyndon B. Johnson by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.

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Researchers 3D-print improved marine grade stainless steel
Washington (UPI) Oct 31, 2017
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new technique for 3D-printing a low-carbon type of marine grade stainless steel called 316L. Marine grade stainless steel is prized for its strength, durability and ductility. It's used for everything from nuclear waste storage facilities to kitchen appliances. But until now, most methods for strengthening 316L ... read more

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