Navy: SSC program will soon decide on propeller blade re-design

By Audrey Decker / July 9, 2021 at 3:41 PM
The Navy expects to reach a final decision soon on a new Ship-to-Shore Connector amphibious craft propeller blade design, replacing the original blade that has experienced "composite micro-cracks," a Navy spokeswoman told Inside Defense . The service expects to have the new designed blade sometime in fiscal year 2023, the spokeswoman said. A June Government Accountability Office report notes the SSC program found cracking in 10 of 12 tested propeller blades when the craft was loaded with weight as it...

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