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Austal Unveils HSV-

Developed in response to existing naval requirements and incorporating advanced hull and propulsion technolo- gy, the Austal High Speed Vessel -

Multipurpose (HSV-M) is an example of the potential effectiveness of high-speed vessels for future naval and other mili- tary roles. Austal's HSV-M design is

NA based on the company's 331-ft. (101-m) catamaran platform which has proved to be a great success in both commercial and military roles, including the Theatre

Support Vessel "WestPac Express" cur- rently operating for the U.S. Marines.

The Austal HSV-M has been designed from the keel up to meet military -mOmniTHRUSTBt" • Marine Maneuvering and Propulsion Systems

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Thrusters 75-2200 HP 30555 Solon Industrial Parkway • Cleveland, OH 44139 440 5420200 requirements for a highly capable and multi-purpose platform. For example, the military vessel incorporates a signif- icant increase in structural strength in the bow and tunnel areas, enabling it to operate at higher speeds in more extreme sea conditions. It can undertake a variety of roles with a high degree of interoperability, both with other vessels and port infrastructures.

Propelled by four steerable waterjets, and powered by four medium speed diesel engines, the Austal HSV-M is designed to sustain speeds in excess of 38 knots in Sea State 3 when loaded with 450 tons of troops and equipment, and carrying sufficient fuel for a range of 1.100 n.m. It has a range of over 4.000 n.m. at an average speed of 20 knots. The vehicle deck provides over 1.765 sq. m. of useable space and can carry a range of military hardware including Ml Abrams (M1A1) Main

Battle Tanks. High Mobility

Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles

IHMMWV). LARC and AAV amphibi- ous vehicles. and semi-trailers.

Helicopters and cargo can also be trans- ported on the vehicle deck.

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Navatek Launches

Innovative Tech

Demonstrator Craft

Circle 246 on Reader Service Card 170-ton Navatek lifting body below HYSWAC.

Navatek Ltd. has launched a large- scale. U.S. Navy technology demonstra- tor craft incorporating the company's proprietary, underwater "lifting body" technology. The Office of Naval

Research. Arlington. Va., is funding the $18-million project, which began in 2000. The 160-ft.. 30+ knot craft, known as HYSWAC. has a full-load dis- placement of 340 LT. Sea trials of the new craft are expected to begin later this summer in waters off Hawaii.

The HYSWAC is designed to confirm on a large scale the three major benefits of underwater lifting bodies verified on an earlier, small-scale 65-ft., 50 LT

Navatek lifting body demonstrator craft called M1DFOIL. as well as through extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies.

A former U.S. Navy Surface Effect

Ship (SES-200) provided the parent hull of the HYSWAC, reducing project costs.

During the two-year project, Navatek removed the existing SES air lift system and all related components, and installed a 170-ton Navatek underwater lifting body incorporating a new propulsion drivetrain (engines, gearboxes, shafts and propellers) within the lifting body.

This allows the craft to be operated with variable immersion as speed increases with the parent hull fully out of the water at maximum speed. An aft cross- foil was also added for pitch stabiliza- tion and control, along with a propri- etary advanced ride control system (ARCS).

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AMSC PowerModule To

Be Used by Royal Navy

American Superconductor

Corporation (AMSC) has launched commercially its new PM1000

PowerModule power converter line.

The initial customer is Calnetix, a leader in high speed motors and generators, who will use the PM1000 in a 2 MW shipboard generator intended for use by the Royal Navy.

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FDGM Awarded U.S. Navy

DVD Contract

FDGM, the Northern Virginia sub- sidiary of Italian engine manufacturer

Isotta Fraschini, has been awarded a

U.S. Department of Defense contract to supply spare parts items for the non- magnetic diesel engines in the U.S.

Navy mine sweeper fleet. Managed by

Defense Supply Center in Columbus,

Ohio, the contract also includes spare parts items for Defense Logistics

Agencies in Richmond and

Philadelphia, as well as the Navy

Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) in

Mechanicsburg, Pa. The minimum guar- anteed annual contract value is $700,000 for the first three years with an annual maximum ceiling of approximately $10,000,000.

Engineered Support Gets $11.1 M in Orders

Engineered Support Systems, Inc. has received orders totaling $11.1 million under the U.S. Navy's LPD-17 San

Antonio Class Amphibious Transport

Ship program.

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems recently exercised production options under existing subcontracts with the company for the manufacture of four separate shipboard systems for the third and fourth ships of the program.

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