Navy requests industry help building floating dry docks for carriers, nuclear submarines

By Justin Katz  
August 12, 2019 at 10:20 AM
The Navy is seeking industry's help to identify the costs and requirements for constructing a floating dry dock that can accommodate aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, according to an Aug. 9 request for information. The RFI is from the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan program office, a relatively new organization charged with executing the Navy's $21 billion, 20-year plan to recapitalize the service's four public shipyards. The Navy is "interested in understanding if floating dry docks are a viable and cost-effective...

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