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First Honeywell Hydrostar

Plus System Sold To Navy

Honeywell's offshore business has sold its first HydroStar Plus subsea tracking and relocation system to the Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) in Hawaii after a successful performance demonstration in cus- tomer-funded sea trials.

Testing was conducted onboard a 48-foot vessel using a gimballed hy- drophone mount. The system's ca- pability was tested at pinger separa- tions of 2, 3, 5 and 8 feet, with a 200-foot vertical separation.

The hydrophone, housed in a 5- inch-diameter case, integrates both the pitch-and-roll sensor and power amplifier. The newly added trans- ponder mode allows HydroStar Plus to use slant-range measurements to accurately track subsea objects and remote-operated vehicles at large horizontal offsets from the surface vessel.

The hydrophone is calibrated at

Honeywell's new test tank facility near Everett. The facility provides consistent environmental condi- tions and precise calibration align- ment. The calibration process, cou- pled with Honeywell's patented self-calibrating phase-measurement process, made it possible for Honey- well to achieve the .5 percent accu- racies during the NOSC sea trials.

An ultra-short baseline acoustic system, HydroStar Plus uses a single subsea beacon and a single multi- element shipboard hydrophone to provide range, bearing and depth information of subsea positions.

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Trident Ballistic-Missile

Sub Tennessee Christened

At Electric Boat Division

The Trident ballistic-missile sub- marine Tennessee (SSBN734) was christened last month in ceremonies held at General Dynamics Electric

Boat Division, Groton, Conn.

The christening was done by

Landess Kelso, wife of the princi- pal speaker for the occasion, Admi- ral Frank B. Kelso II, Command- er in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Major Navy Contracts (continued)

August 21

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton,

Wash., is the successful offeror in a compet- itive test program between public and pri- vate sector shipyards for the regular over- haul of USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN- 617). Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is being assigned the overhaul on a fixed-price- incentive basis. The target price for this effort is $110,713,798. Work will be per- formed in Bremerton, and is expected to be completed November 30, 1988. The Naval

Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the requiring activity.

August 22

Lockheed Advanced Marine Systems,

San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $3,029,872 firm-fixed-price contract for the time charter of the research vessel R/V

Transquest, a U.S. flag support vessel. The ship will be used to support deep submer- gence vehicles in the vicinity of San Diego.

Three hundred seventy-five bids were solic- ited and three offers were received. The Mil- itary Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-86-C- 1314).

August 26

Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyards

Incorporated, Lockport, La., is being awarded a $5,575,000 fixed-price contract for the license, licensed material, spare parts identification list and material list for the Island class patrol boat for the U.S.

Coast Guard. Work will be performed in

Lockport. The Naval Sea Systems Com- mand, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-86-C-2226).

Continental Maritime, San Francisco,

Calif., is being awarded a $4,878,885 firm- fixed-price contract for materials and ser- vices for the drydocking phased mainte- nance availability of USS Mauna Kea (AE- 22). Work will be performed in San Francis- co, and is expected to be completed Janu- ary 27, 1987. Five bids were solicited and four offers were received. The Supervisor of

Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, San

Francisco, Calif., is the contracting activity (N62798-86-C-0103).

August 27

General Dynamics Corporation, Electric

Boat Division, Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $15,600,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee con- tract for design agent support for SSBN- 738. Work will be performed in Groton, and is expected to be completed June 30, 1991.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Wash- ington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-80-C-2075).

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Ports- mouth, N.H., is the successful offeror in a competitive test program between public (continued)

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