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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

RISIC Couplings

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

Catalog 306

Quick-Disconnect Couplings

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

Contract Awarded

To Techmatics

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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