Engineering
Top stories summarized by our editors
5/24/2019

Life-saving vaccines have been limited in distribution by the need to keep them refrigerated within a narrow temperature range, making it difficult to bring them to areas that need them most. A new method developed by scientists at McMaster University appears to overcome that difficulty by mixing vaccines with two sugars to form a gel that allows safe vaccine transport at temperatures as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

Full Story:
New Atlas
5/23/2019

BAE Systems Land & Armaments will build three MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts and related hardware for the Navy under a new $22.7 million contract. Work is scheduled for BAE's Louisville plant, and completion is projected for January 2022.

5/23/2019

The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and the Marine Corps are carrying out exercises in the Arabian Sea but have yet to enter the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran. The exercises, which include the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, "are aimed towards increasing our lethality and agility to respond to threats and deterring destabilizing actions in this important region," said Rear Adm. John Wade, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12.

5/23/2019

Lockheed Martin will provide post-delivery work on the littoral combat ship USS St. Louis under a $12.7 million contract. A majority of the work will be performed in Marinette, Wis., with other work scheduled for Hampton, Va.; Moorestown, N.J.; San Diego, and the District of Columbia.

5/23/2019

The keel has been laid for the first in a new class of Navy replenishment oilers at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding's San Diego shipyard. The future USNS John Lewis and other planned vessels of its type will recapitalize the current fleet of T-AO 187-class oilers.

Full Story:
Naval Technology
More Summaries:
Oilers, John Lewis
5/23/2019

The two Zumwalt-class destroyers that have been built have hundreds of "serious deficiencies" that may compromise their performance and sustainability, according to a Government Accountability Office analysis. Some analysts maintain the DDG 1000 program's shortfalls are not a result of poor workmanship at Bath Iron Works, but rather Pentagon indecision.

5/23/2019

This summer, an international audience of innovative thinkers will meet to discuss the needs of the next generation of icebreaker, July 23 at the "Arctic Day" workshop in Washington, D.C. Sponsorships are available to promote your brand to key players in the community. Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard VADM Charles W. Ray will provide the morning keynote address! Sign up for an Arctic Day sponsorship today! For additional information contact sponsorships@navalengineers.org.

Full Story:
navalengineers.org
5/23/2019

As budgets have become more restrictive, and navies worldwide rely more on commercial practices and standards for the core of their warship designs, there has been a continuing trend away from traditional naval design approaches and towards a baseline centered in common international requirements. “Join us at the International Naval Design Standards course”, June 18 (in conjunction with the Technology, Systems and Ships) where Rich Delpizzo, ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association (INSA), will provide a broad overview to two ABS rule sets and the NATO standard. To register or for more information contact education@navalengineers.org.

Full Story:
navalengineers.org
5/23/2019

Mid-June will mark the next phase of dredging from East Chicago's harbor, targeting 175,000 cubic yards of sediment. The Army Corps of Engineers says the multi-year project will eventually bring the federal channel to approved navigation depths.

5/23/2019

Burlington, Vt., is partnering with Audubon Vermont, the University of Vermont and hundreds of local volunteers on a project that aims to plant 1,500 trees this season in an effort to restore and protect natural areas.

Full Story:
The Associated Press