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The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $10.25 million contract modification to continue operating the New England Maintenance Manpower Initiative (NEMMI) at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Initially awarded in October 2006 , the five-year contract has a potential value of $201.8 million if all options are exercised and funded. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will provide a wide-range of overhaul, repair and modernization services in support of nuclear submarines, floating dry-docks, support and service craft, and other platforms and equipment at the submarine base. About 270 Electric Boat employees are engaged in the work. General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,200 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in bu... (more)

Leadership, Technology Expert Named Executive Director of NCOIC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin J. Reardon has been named executive director of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), responsible as chief executive to the consortium's executive council for operational leadership of this international coalition that currently consists of 80 member organizations represented by more than 800 active participants. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051012/LAW044 ) "As this consortium grows in size and capability, it is important to ensure that the organization is operating at maximum effectiveness," said Carl O'Berry, executive chairman of the NCOIC. "Kevin was selected from a large and highly competitive pool of candidates because he has experience, enthusiasm and credentials that fully qualify him to champion the NCOIC as it continues to work toward an industry approach that will enable ... (more)

GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH, a Lithium Technology Corporation Company, is Selected by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG to Provide Large Battery Technology for Submarine Application

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lithium Technology Corporation ("LTC", "The Company") (BULLETIN BOARD: LTHU) , a leading participant in the rapidly emerging large format rechargeable lithium battery market, announced today that its German subsidiary, GAIA Akkumulatorenwerke GmbH ("GAIA"), has entered into a contract with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG ("TKMS") to develop very large lithium ion batteries for use in non-nuclear manned submarines. The contract will proceed in two phases. In Phase I, GAIA will develop a very large lithium ion cell based on its proprietary battery technology. These cells will be used to measure and quantify the relative performance advantages between lithium ion technology and the conventional lead acid battery technology now in use for the underwater propulsion of non-nuclear submarines. Upon the lithium ion ce... (more)

Why use Class “S” propellers?

Class S Manufacturing Our engineering design department is constantly  working on improving designs and efficiency of our propulsion product line. Thanks to naval customers with whom we have worked for the last four decades ,testing in cavitation tunnel systematic  propellers series from pleasure high speed craft to nuclear submarines. What is Class S ? Quite simply, the term is related to manufacturing  tolerances. There are four well known classes: -       class 3- wide tolerances -       class 2-medium accuracy -       class 1-high accuracy -       class  S- very high accuracy   ISO- International Standards Organisation established standards for the manufacture of propellers. By combining this standard with the ISO 1940 Balancing Standard, we can ensure a level of quality and a guarantee against vibration from manufacturing deficiencies. Combined with balancin... (more)

EnerSys Awarded Production Contract by US Navy for Nuclear Submarine Batteries

READING, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnerSys , the world's largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of industrial batteries, recently announced that its EnerSys Energy Products Inc. subsidiary has received an initial contract award from the US Navy to produce valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries using its proprietary thin plate pure lead (TPPL) technology. This award represents 100% of the US Navy's requirement under their 2007 solicitation for VRLA submarine batteries in continuation of their effort to retrofit the entire nuclear submarine fleet with VRLA batteries in place of the legacy flooded lead-acid batteries. This is the successful culmination of a multi-million dollar multi-year cost shared partnership between EnerSys and the US Navy. EnerSys will produce the submarine battery at the company's highly automated facility in Warrensburg,... (more)

Obsession With the Mythical "Perfect Idea" Is the Downfall of Most Innovation Efforts

LEXINGTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/06/14 -- When trying to get their ideas off the drawing board and into the market, most innovators spend too much time, energy and money using the wrong toolkit to solve the wrong problem. They try to come up with a "perfect idea" that will disrupt the market or change the world. And they apply the wrong management skills: operating and control systems that are optimal for day-to-day execution but often detrimental to the innovation process. In reality, "perfect" ideas do not exist. Every new idea is partly right and partly wrong. In the "first mile" of development -- i.e., going from the drawing board into the market -- successful innovators use trial-and-error experimentation to refine their ideas and business model. Learning and applying such skills is the only sure path to gaining commercial traction and turning a great new ... (more)

The Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Mr. Eric Womble, and Dr. Lawrence Delaney Join Decision Sciences' Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to accelerate growth and leverage the technological advances of their homeland security products, Decision Sciences International Corporation (Decision Sciences) has added the Hon. Jay M. Cohen, former Undersecretary for Science and Technology for the Department of Homeland Security; Mr. Eric Womble, Vice President of the Advanced Capabilities Group for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding; and Dr. Lawrence Delaney, former Acting Secretary of the Air Force, to the Decision Sciences' Board of Directors. "Our three new board members bring extensive front line homeland security, government and industry experience to Decision Sciences. We are incredibly fortunate to have the expertise of these talented leaders on our board," said Robert Whalen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Sciences. "I look forward to worki... (more)

Global Submarine Market and Global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants Market 2013-2023 New Industry Reports Available at MarketResearchReports.Biz

ALBANY, New York, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Market Research Report Added in MarketResearchReports.Biz Reports Database: The Global Submarine Market 2013-2023 This report is the result of SDI's extensive market and company research covering the global Submarine industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. To Browse Full TOC, Tables & Figures Visit:  http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/the-global-submarine-market-2013-2023  Introduction and Landscape Why was the report written? The Global Submarine Market 2013-2023 offers the reader detailed analysis of the global Submarine market over the next ten years, alongside potential market opportunities to enter t... (more)

Leadership, Technology Expert Named Executive Director of NCOIC

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin J. Reardon has been named executive director of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), responsible as chief executive to the consortium's executive council for operational leadership of this international coalition that currently consists of 80 member organizations represented by more than 800 active participants. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051012/LAW044 ) "As this consortium grows in size and capability, it is important to ensure that the organization is operating at maximum effectiveness," said Carl O'Berry, executive chairman of the NCOIC. "Kevin was selected from a large and highly competitive pool of candidates because he has experience, enthusiasm and credentials that fully qualify him to champion the NCOIC as it continues to work toward an industry approach that will enable ... (more)

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $14 Billion Contract for Eight Virginia-Class Submarines

GROTON, Conn., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Navy today reaffirmed the strategic need for a robust, adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $14 billion for the construction of eight Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The multi-year contract allows Electric Boat and its teammate, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, to proceed with the construction of one ship per year in 2009 and 2010, and two ships per year from 2011 through 2013. The eighth ship to be procured under this contract is scheduled for delivery in 2019. The Virginia-class submarine is the first U.S. Navy warship designed from the keel up for the full range of mission requirements in the post-Cold War era, including anti-submarine and surface ship warfare; delivering special opera... (more)

Arlington Capital Partners Announces Acquisition of Woven Electronics by its Portfolio Company Thermal Solutions

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Capital Partners (http://www.arlingtoncap.com/), a Washington DC-based private equity firm, announced the acquisition of Woven Electronics Corporation (http://www.wovenelectronics.com/) ("Woven Electronics"), in partnership with management, by its aerospace/defense portfolio company Thermal Solutions, Inc. (http://www.thermal-solutions-inc.com/) ("Thermal Solutions"). Based in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Woven Electronics designs and manufactures custom-engineered electronic interconnect solutions for customers in the defense, aerospace, homeland security and commercial sectors, and its products facilitate the transfer of power and information between components and systems. Woven's products are primarily found in defense applications including precision guided munitions, military aircraft, helicopters, shipboard mi... (more)