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Rivera, Willis Join Staff

Of Designers & Planners

Nicholas N. Rivera and James

A. Willis recently joined the staff of Designers & Planners, Inc. (D&P), a firm of naval architects and marine engineers with head- quarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in Philadelphia and

San Diego. Ferd Serim, president of the company, announced the appointments.

Mr. Rivera will serve as direc- tor of electrical engineering. He will be responsible for the coordi- nation and management of de- sign projects, feasibility and eval- uative studies, technical docu- mentation, and all support work in electrical systems for Navy and commercial ships.

Mr. Rivera was previously head, submarine branch, sub- marine and systems analysis di- vision, NAVSEA, where he was responsible for supervising all electrical life cycle engineering for submarines. This included all phases of design, construction, and maintenance of submarine electrical systems.

Mr. Willis has been appointed assistant director of marine en- gineering at D&P. He will be re- sponsible for technical manage- ment and design integration, in- volving propulsion, auxiliary, fluid, and deck systems. Mr.



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Willis will report to Richard

Carleton, D&P's director of ma- rine engineering.

Mr. Willis has been employed for the past 16 years as a marine engineer with the Naval Sea Sys- tems Command and its predeces- sor organizations. His most re- cent assignment was as section head of the machinery systems in the systems engineering divi- sion of the Ship Design Direc- torate. $238.6-Million Contract

Modification To Ingalis

For Aegis Cruisers

Ingalis Shipbuilding Division,

Litton Systems Incorporated, Pas- cagoula, Miss., has been awarded a $238,681,000 contract modifica- tion for long lead time material and equipment for FY-83 AEGIS cruisers. The Naval Sea Systems

Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024- 81-C-2049).

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Valued At $20.1-Million

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The terminals provide long- haul tactical communications through the Department of De- fense Fleet Satellite Communica- tions System and also provide line-of-sight communications ca- pability with other ships and air- craft. Some units have only line- of-sight communications capabil- ity.

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