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August 13, 2009
Client News

The USS America (LHA 6), designed with ShipConstructor Software, will be the most technologically advanced amphibious warship to date according to U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Howell, Executive Officer and Director of Contracts, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast.

USS America (LHA 6)  designed with ShipConstructor Software

The USS America (LHA 6), designed with ShipConstructor Software, will be the most technologically advanced amphibious warship to date according to U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Howell, Executive Officer and Director of Contracts, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast.

Howell made this observation at the recent keel laying ceremony for the ship in Pascagoula.

This innovative vessel was designed by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast using ShipConstructor, a detail design and production software program for shipbuilding and offshore structures.

“This project is yet another example of ShipConstructor being the tool of choice for US Navy programs,” says Darren Larkins, Chief Technology Officer for ShipConstructor Software Inc. “In choosing ShipConstructor Navy shipbuilders continue to express their confidence in our ability to deliver results on these complex vessels.”

The USS America will feature an innovative propulsion system which uses two induction-type auxiliary propulsion motors powered from the ship’s electrical grid. Instead of a well deck for storing smaller vessels, the USS America has more space for aviation components. Other features include a reconfigurable command and control complex, a hospital facility and numerous aviation support spaces.

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