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NASSCO Awarded $41.5-
Million Contract Increase
For SL-7 Conversions
National Steel and Shipbuild- ing Company, San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a $41,556,693 face-value-increase to a previous- ly awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Government Speci- fied Equipment (GSE) (long lead time material) for conversion of two SL-7 ships to TAKR (fast logistic ship). This includes hatch covers, 35T and 50T cranes, side port hatches, portable ramps and platforms, fuel pumps and mo- tors and fuel strainers, and wa- tertight bulkhead doors. The
Naval Sea Systems Command,
Washington, D.C., is the con- tracting activity (N00024-82-C- 2234).
Agent At Ships Supply
Frank Castelvecchi has been named corporate purchasing agent for Ships Supply Inc. of
Jacksonville, Fla., by Michael C.
Kenney, president of the com- pany that supplies provisions, deck, and engine equipment to vessels and industrial plants.
Mr. Castelvecchi, who was as- sociated with North Florida Ship- yards as purchasing agent before joining Ships Supply, will recom- mend policy and assist in devel- oping and administering policy on matters concerning corporate purchasing.
The new corporate purchasing agent will have control of an in- ventory numbering thousands of items that include anchors to engine parts to food supplies.
Ships Supply also maintains an office and warehouse in Tampa.
The company serves Charleston,
S.C.; Savannah and Brunswick,
Ga.; and Cape Canaveral, Port
Everglades and Miami, Fla. Other ports include Aruba, San Juan,
Bahamas, and Curacao.
Honeywell Forms New
Undersea Sensor Group
Honeywell Marine Systems Di- vision, of Seattle, Wash., recent- ly created a new group to expand development activities in under- water transducer technology. The
Undersea Sensor Group draws
Write 722 on Reader Service Card • into one business unit the engi- neering, management, and lab- oratory resources necessary to support all of the division's acoustic sensor design and small- quantity manufacturing activi- ties.
By concentrating these capa- bilities under one head, the new organization is designed to more efficiently meet projected future requirements for underwater acoustic equipment.
The new Honeywell group fits within the company's Seattle- based Marine Systems Division (MSD), a leader in naval acoustic equipment and ocean engineer- ing services. Since 1951, MSD has developed and produced a wide spectrum of underwater sensor products for both government and commercial applications in the United States and abroad.
Commercial products generally related to acoustic positioning systems such as beacons, trans- ponders, and the corresponding shipboard equipment also are produced.
Head of the specialized under- sea sensor team is Robert D.
Isaak, most recently product line manager for advanced systems at MSD and former head of the
Sonic Sonar and Countermeas- ures Division of the U.S. Naval
Undersea Center, San Diego,
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