This presentation was given by Mr. Randall Fortune and Mr. Andrew Summers, as part of the TCG-ASNE Ship Design & Acquisition Seminar Series. The presentation focused on the “close” working relationship between the Naval Sea Systems Command Engineering Directorate (SEA 05) and the AEGIS Program during the design and construction of the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51). This cooperative working arrangement gave each party a say in the ship’s design and is one important reason that this ship class is one of the most successful shipbuilding programs in U.S. Navy history.
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Give and Take: Program Management & Design Engineering
The Business Case: America’s Marine Highway (AMH) and Dual Use Vessels (DUVs) To Meet Future Needs
This presentation was given by Mr. Jon Kaskin, as part of the TCG-ASNE Ship Design & Acquisition Seminar Series. This brief was used to present the business case for Dual Use Vessels (DUVs) operating on America’s Marine Highway (AMH) as a cost effective means for meeting future strategic sealift requirements, especially as replacements for the aging Ready Reserve Force. Specifically, the economics of operating militarily useful, commercially viable roll‐on/roll‐off (RO/RO) or container‐RO/RO (ROCON) vessels on coastal U.S. trades were discussed—aking into account cargo flows, ships designs, market forces, alternative fuels, and financing. Alternative means of incentivizing the initiation of such services was postulated and discussed, and how the cost of such incentives compare with other alternatives.
Requirements and Resource Importance on Ship Design & Acquisition – A Pentagon Perspective
This presentation was given by Mr. Howard Fireman, Deputy Director, Program Division, OPNAV N80, as part of the TCG-ASNE Ship Design & Acquisition Seminar Series. The brief discusses the importance of requirement and resource determination and allocation on ship design and acquisition from the perspective of a Pentagon decision-maker. The goal of this presentation was to stimulate dialogue on the process from identification of the initial warfighting gap, through the development of the shipbuilding request for proposal. It includes a discussion on the steps warfighting requirement setters, systems engineers, and acquisition professionals must follow to fully to ensure the closure of the warfighting gap. Emphasis is placed on the relation of warfighting capability and kill chain assessments, concepts of operations, and test & evaluation to the more traditional ship design and acquisition disciplines.
Challenges for the Naval Ship Design Community
This presentation, by VADM Paul Sullivan, USN (Ret), was given as part of our TCG-ASNE Ship Design & Acquisition Seminar Series. Today, the U.S. Navy is working through the “growing pains” of first-of-class ships. The problems generated by the simultaneous execution of so many lead ships have exposed the weaknesses in our approach to design and construction of warships. The Naval ship design community must look on this time as a tremendous opportunity to accumulate lessons learned for the next cycle of design and construction projects. Our challenge is to incorporate these lessons learned, apply new disciplines, and utilize this body of knowledge on the next family of ships. The brief centers on a few key principles to meet this challenge.