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Dassault and SAP, helping to make the decision. NNS's manufacturing area is a complex of specialized fabrication shops, where the pieces of the puzzle start to take shape. Using information generated by CAD-

CAM in the engineering area, employees work with

NC machines to produce parts that meet precise speci- fications.

Parts then are moved for insertion into one of the ship modules, with a module the culmination of several "Base A" units formed in the 11-acre Automated Steel

Factory. The units are then welded to other units to form a module or superlift weighing up to 900 tons.

One hundred and sixty three superlifts were required to build Reagan.

The result: much less major design rework, and much closer tolerances on the first try.

On the construction of Bush, the shipyard will pro- duce even bigger pipe bank assemblies to push effi- ciency, with enormous carryover benefit for the design and development of the new class of Aircraft Carrier,

CVNX. While plans are still under consideration for the next-generation, a streamlined propulsion plant has already been designed, and work is underway on the rest of the ship.

One of the biggest changes for the new generation will be the elimination of the steam launching system, replaced by an electrical unit, allowing for the elimina- tion of more than 20 miles of steampipe.

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The crewmember you always wanted

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