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Navy Christens ACS

At Tampa Shipyards

The Department of the Navy has christened the auxiliary crane ship

USNS Equality State (T-ACS 8) at

Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla.

Senator Malcolm Wallop, R-

Wyo., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Mrs. Malcolm

Wallop, wife of the principal speaker, was the sponsor of the ship.

Equality State's mission will be to provide a mobile discharge facility for non-self-sustaining container ships in ports without operational container discharge capability. The ship is equipped with six cranes arranged in three pairs. Each crane is capable of lifting a 20 or 40-foot container; each pair can lift a M-60 battle tank; and four cranes working together can lift a 90-ton causeway.

Equality State is 668 feet in length, has a beam of 76 feet and displaces

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PATHFINDER/ST raster scan PPI images are refreshed 50 times each second. This eliminates the annoying "flicker" found in other radar systems.

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Raytheon PATHFINDER/ST Radars are designed to meet or exceed all applica- approximately 25,660 long tons. The ship will be operated by the Military

Sealift Command. When not in op- eration, Equality State will be as- signed to the Ready Reserve Force maintained by the Maritime Ad- ministration.

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Navy Christens MCM

At Marinette Marine

The Department of the Navy has christened the mine countermeas- ures ship USS Champion (MCM-4) at Marinette Marine Corporation,

Marinette, Wis.

Senator Robert W. Kasten,

Jr., R-Wis., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Tina Ka- ralekas, wife of S. Stephen Ka- ralekas, was the sponsor of the ship.

The USS Champion is the latest mine countermeasures ship of the

Avenger class built specifically to replace the Navy's aging fleet of ocean minesweepers. These ships will provide enhanced mine-hunt- ing, minesweeping and mine neu- tralization capability by utilizing state-of-the-art combat systems equipment.

The USS Champion's primary mission will be to hunt, neutralize and sweep mines in coastal waters and critical overseas areas. The ship will be powered by diesel engines that drive two controllable, reversi- ble pitch propellers. It will feature a glass-reinforced, plastic-sheathed wood hull and a degaussing system in order to maintain a very low mag- netic signature. Champion is 224 feet in length, has a 39-foot beam and will displace approximately 1,312 tons upon completion.

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Howe Nominated Admiral;

To Head U.S. Naval Forces

In Europe

The Secretary of Defense Dick

Cheney has announced that Presi- dent George Bush has nominated

Vice Admiral Jonathan T. Howe,

U.S. Navy, for appointment to the grade of admiral and assignment as

Commander in Chief, Allied Forces,

Southern Europe/Commander in

Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe.

Vice Admiral Howe is presently serving as Assistant to the Chair- man, Joint Chiefs of Staff.

SPD Technologies Names

Kott Contract Manager

Michael W. Kott has been named to the new position of con- tract manager for SPD Technolo- gies, a producer of military circuit- breakers and electrical protection equipment.

In his new position, he will be responsible for the management of all phases of contract management on the G.E. Integrated Electric

Drive Program. The project, for which SPD is designing and devel- oping an electrical switchboard and circuit breaker system, is driven electrically rather than by gas tur- bine. 11 Circle 118 on Reader Service Card

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