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National Forge Wins
Navy Contracts Totaling
More Than $28 Million
The Materials and Components
Group of National Forge Co., Irvine,
Pa., has won contracts totaling more than $28 million from the U.S.
The contracts, which specify vital military marine propulsion system components, include propeller shafts for new Aegis cruisers and spares for additional cruisers. Cus- tomers are Bath Iron Works, Litton
Industries and the Navy for its
DD963 Class destroyers.
Under the contracts, National
Forge will also build line shafts for two nuclear-powered aircraft car- riers from Newport News and one (LHD-1) Wasp class amphibious as- sault carrier from Ingalls Shipbuild- ing division.
National Forge will construct pro- pulsion shaft systems for Trident and 688 Class nuclear-powered sub- marines from General Dynamics-
Electric Boat and Newport News.
Two other government contracts won by the Irvine, Pa.-based compa- ny include building steam supply system components for U.S. Navy reactors from McDermott/Babcock
Security at sea is using
Aeroquip products before you leave the docl
Aeroquip RISIC 3
Couplings provide im- proved system flexibili- ty for piping on ship water and oil service.
RISIC 3 is approved on U.S. Wavy surface and subsurface vessels.
Consult Aeroquip for your application.
Marine Hose and Fittings
FC300 AQP hose now has
IMAVSEA approval. FC300 hose has been engineered for demanding high- temperature shipboard applications and is available with a complete selection of fittings. FC300 exceeds SAE 100R5 specifications.
Request Catalog 306
T-J ™ Cylinders
Series TG hydraulic cylinders are fully approved by the American Bureau of
Shipping (ABS). They handle pressures up to 3500 psi (5000 non-shock).
And are available in 15 standard mounting styles.
Request Bulletin 4120
Reusable Fittings with
Convoluted Teflon* Hose
NAVSEA approved . reusable fittings for rapid replace- ment of hose lines.
Three piece, bolt- together fittings are easily assembled with hand tools for emergency repairs. •Teflon is a DuPont trademark
Request IEB 319 and
Aeroquip of- fers hundreds of styles of quick- disconnect couplings, in- cluding our new Deluge Coupling for fire quenching applications in rocket launching chambers. Couplings are available in steel, stainless, and brass in diameters up to
P/2" and with pressure ratings to lO.OOOpsi.
Request Bulletin 258B
Aeroquip products meet strict MIL,
NAVSEA, and USCG specifications, and are available through a worldwide network of distributors.
Our Marine/Military Customer Service
Group is a team of experienced profes- sionals who speak your language. For assistance, call them at 419-238-1190.
Aeroquip Corporation, 300 South
East Avenue, Jackson, Ml 49203-1972.
For literature call 800-982-0030. uip worldwide and Wilcox, and making air cushion shafts for LCAC landing craft from
Textron Marine and Gulfport Ma- rine.
For free literature giving com- plete details on National Forge Co.,
Circle 67 on Reader Service Card
Apelco Introduces New
Handheld Radiotelephone —Literature Available
Apelco's low-cost VXL 357 Hand- held VHF Radiotelephone is packed with a powerful 3-1/2 watts of out- put. The energy source of this fully synthesized worldwide marine ra- diotelephone is a rechargeable slide- on NiCad battery pack. The VXL 357 is ideal for small boats with no power source, as a versatile backup
VHF or intercom on larger boats, and for boat-to-tender-to-shore communication.
The Apelco VXL 357 offers two- way communication on all U.S. and international channels, receives all nine weather channels, and has 1- watt selection for in-harbor use.
When turned on, it automatically selects emergency Channel 16, and displays channel selection on a backlit LCD.
Its convenient design includes a "rubber duck" antenna and external
AC adapter. Optional accessories in- clude lapel speaker/microphone, drop-in battery recharger, and car- rying case with belt loops
The VXL 357 measures only 7.6 inches high by 2.6 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep.
Apelco offers a 10-year product protection program which includes a flat-rate service policy in addition to its standard warranties. Apelco is a Raytheon Company.
For more information on this and other 1989 radiotelephones and the full line of Apelco equipment,
Circle 82 on Reader Service Card $1.25-Million Navy
Techmatics, Inc., a northern Vir- ginia engineering and professional services company, was recently awarded a three-year, $1.25-million contract to provide cost engineering and acquisition management sup- port to the Navy Standard Signal
Processor Division of the Naval Sea
Systems Command. This work will utilize the strong programmatic and financial management experience of
Techmatics, which supports several major Navy weapons and ship ac- quisition programs. Services will be coordinated out of the company's
Arlington headquarters. < For literature on Aeroquip products, circle the appropriate number of the reader ser- vice card: Hose & Fittings—Circle 121; T-J
Cylinders—Circle 122; Teflon Hose—Cir- cle 123; Quick-disconnect Couplings—Cir- cle 124
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