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USNS Burlington returns to shipyard for bow modifications

USNS Burlington returns to shipyard for bow modifications

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Shipbuilder Austral USA received a $ 8.1 million contract to implement a bow modification to the recently-built USNS Burlington, the Pentagon said. Austral USA's Mobile, Ala., shipyard will modify the ship's bow to "10-knot Sea State 5" standards, the Navy said Tuesday in a contract announcement. The ship, delivered to the Navy in November 2018, is the 10th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel. Owned by the Military Sealift Command, its missions include overseas contingency operations, humanitarian assistance and special operations forces support. At 338 feet in length it is designed to carry up to 600 tons of cargo, 312 troops and MSC attachments over 1,300 miles between refueling, at an cruising speed of 40 miles per hour. Testing on a previously-built E...
U.K., Australian ministers review BAE ship construction at Glasgow shipyard

U.K., Australian ministers review BAE ship construction at Glasgow shipyard

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July 19 (UPI) -- British Secretary of State for Defense MP Gavin Williamson was joined by Australian Minister of Defense Marise Payne on a tour of BAE Systems Glasgow shipyard on Thursday. The visit concerned a discussion of the Australian SEA 5000 Future Frigates Program, and included a viewing of the new Type 26 Global Combat Ship Glasgow. Construction of the Glasgow started about a year ago, and the visit was only days after an announcement by the Australian Government that its nine anti-submarine Hunter-class frigates will be based on the U.K.'s new Type 26 design. The Hunter-class will be built by BAE in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy. "Australia's selection of the Type 26 Combat Ship for its Future Frigates program reflects the world-leading anti-submarine warfare capabili...