The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) will fund the installation costs for U.S.-flag merchant ships of defense communications systems compatible with the Navy's "highest capacity system" when funds are available.
MarAd recently proposed rules to cover the application and approval process for this equipment, which includes a high-frequency transmitter, high-frequency receiver, radioteletype system with automatic error correction, maritime digital selective calling system, and a Marisat terminal.
The equipment is considered a national defense feature, and the owners will be encouraged to use it. Maintenance of the system will be charged to the owner's account.
A change in law last year allows such retrofitting.
Any owner of a U.S.-flag ship in excess of 1,000 gt may apply for reimbursement for the purchase and installation of the equipment. Estimated cost of the communication equipment was put at perhaps $120,000 per vessel.
Installation was believed to take up to two weeks, depending on existing wiring.
There are some 530 privatelyowned U . S . - f l a g ships large enough to be affected by this proposal.
The order of priority consideration is: U.S.-built, U.S.-flag 1. barge carriers 2. product tankers 3. self-sustaining dry cargo ships 4. ro/ro's 5. containerships 6. dry bulk cargo ships U.S.-flag 7. barge carriers 8. product tankers 9. self-sustaining dry bulk cargo ships 10. ro/ro's 11. containerships 12. dry bulk cargo ships
A $700,000 contract to supply five Data Automatic Link 11 sets to the Spanish Navy has been awarded to Rockwell International Corporation's Collins Defense Communications (CDC). Under the 14-month agreement, five Spanish Navy Baleares Class frigates will be modernized with CDC's latest Technical Data
to be held in the Ahoy' Exhibition Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and will attract top-ranking naval officers and procurement officials from defense establishments throughout Europe and the maritime nations of the world. A strong contingent of specialized technical staff representing prime naval
Navy has been awarded to Collins Systems International, Inc. (CSII) by the State of Kuwait. Design of the facility will be done at Rockwell's Collins Defense Communications facility in Richardson, Texas. CSII will install the facility at Kuwait's main navy base. The new facility will enable the Kuwait Navy
options for four years to produce fixed-station radio transmitters for the U.S. Navy has been awarded to Rockwell International Corporation's Collins Defense Communications, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The contract, issued by the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare System Command in Washington, D.C., is for
, Texas, was organized recently to provide mobile satellite data communications systems and consulting services to the petroleum, marine, and defense industries. Lynn B. Heitman is president of the new company, whose corporate headquarters are at 1819 Firman Drive, Suite 137 in Richardson. Mr
Navies operate on a spectrum between deterrence and defense, to include offensive operation, support of foreign policy, and power projection to civil affair and humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Many have constabulary responsibilities, and it could be argued that, with the exception of
A $l.l-million U.S. Navy contract for the production of URC- 80 VHF-FM communications systems has been awarded to Defense Electronics Operations' Rockwell-Collins Itaiiana S.p.A., a wholly owned Rockwell International Corporation overseas subsidiary. Under the firm, fixed-price agreement, Rockwell
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