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KVH introduced the Trac-

HGG: Ship Pro? ler Automates Cutting

Phone V11-HTS, and antenna that the company dubs ‘the world’s fastest’ 1 meter Ku/C-

HGG’S new UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler increases cutting and pre-fabrication band maritime VSAT antenna. productivity by eliminating the need to

The V11-HTS is designed to cut ship stiffeners and spools by hand. deliver data speeds as fast as

HGG production automation combines 20 Mbps down/3 Mbps. The ship stiffener cutting, 3D pro? le cut- ting with optional tube cutting. The

TracPhone V11-HTS is de-

UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler also has a small signed for KVH’s mini-VSAT machine footprint. The HGG UPC

Broadband HTS network, 450 Ship Pro? ler offers full process which utilizes Intelsat’s Flex cutting integration through the HGG

ProCAM Software Suite, integrating

Maritime service to deliver thermal cutting HGG ProCAD design, multi-layered Ku-band cover-

HGG ProGRAM work preparation co- ordination, and HGG’s internationally recognized 3D plasma cutting intelli- gence. The UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler is a cutting machine with a small footprint, but a wide range of capabilities. The

Photo: HGG machine makes it easy to load mate- rial on a cutting table and then quickly ented cutting head and biaxial cutting easily con? gured to accommodate a va- cut it within the cutting cell, cutting torch, capable of precision accuracy. To riety of fabrication needs and footprint ship stiffener pro? les from ? at bars, maximize worker health and safety, the requirements. One person can quickly bulbs, and angles, as well as cutting machine includes two fume extraction and easily convert the UPC 450 Ship spools from tubular pipes. The cut- modules, safely capturing plasma dust Pro? ler from cutting stiffeners to cut- ting cell includes a cutting trolley that and fumes. The UPC 450 Ship Pro? ler ting tubes.

Photo: KVH controls all movement and HGG’s pat- is designed to be versatile and can be age, enabling vessels to see

New Navy Class Dubbed Navajo multiple HTS and wide beam satellites for maximum avail- ability of broadband service.

In addition, the TracPhone

Gulf Island Shipyards was awarded a $63.5 million contract for the de-

V11-HTS utilizes Intelsat’s tail design and construction of the global C-band capacity for new Towing, Salvage and Rescue expanded maritime coverage.

Ship which will be based on existing commercial towing offshore vessel

For commercial ? eets, the designs and will replace the current

TracPhone V11-HTS is also

T-ATF 166 and T-ARS 50 class ships available as part of KVH’s in service with the US Military Sea-

AgilePlans, a subscription- lift Command. Secretary of the Navy

Richard V. Spencer said the new class based Connectivity as a will be named Navajo in honor of

Service program that includes, the contributions the Navajo people for one monthly fee: global have made to the armed forces. The ? rst ship of this class will be named connectivity; VSAT antenna

USNS Navajo and designated T-ATS with free installation in select 6. The contract includes options for ports; training and daily news potentially seven additional vessels. content delivered via satel-

The T-ATS will serve as open ocean ship in the class will be built at the

An artist rendering of the future

USNS Navajo (T-TATS 6). towing vessels and will additionally company’s shipyard in Houma, La., lite; and delivery of chart and support salvage operations and sub- and is expected to be completed in weather content.

(U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released) marine rescue missions. The ? rst March 2021. 54 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2019

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