US NRL Issues Corrosion Research Contracts

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Norway’s new ship…(click to view full) Salt water is one of the most corrosive substances on earth. Most people don’t think of it that way because it doesn’t burn them when they touch it, but in terms of the number of substances it can dissolve, salt water has few chemical equals. Naval engineers certainly think of it that way, and they’ve been struggling with ways to protect and maintain naval equipment in that environment for several hundred years now. The recent era of metal ships has, of course, made these problems that much more acute. Navies employ a wide range of methods to combat corrosion, but there’s always room for improvement. Hence the recent set of contracts issued in response to Naval Research Laboratory request for Proposal Number N000173-06-C-SK08… Oct 4/07: BAE Systems Maritime Engineering in San Diego, CA received a $14.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for RDT&E in Corrosion Science, covering “a broad range of RDTE(Research, Development, Testing, & Evaluation) due to the multi-disciplinary interaction of marine engineered systems with… natural mechanisms, electrochemical systems.” The emphasis involves around the design and implementation of improved technology for legacy and next generation Naval platforms. This contract contains options which, if exercised, would […]

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