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US Navy takes another step toward common logistics hulls

9th January 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California

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Building on the results of a May 2018 RfI and subsequent ‘industry day’ opportunity, the US Navy is taking another step toward the development and potential adoption of a common logistics ship hull design. 

The common hull philosophy was explained in an 8 January 2019 solicitation for industry studies directed toward what is now called the Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform (CHAMP).

As acknowledged in the solicitation, today’s US Navy operations rely ‘on an ageing fleet of auxiliaries and sealift vessels built over several generations and approaching the end of their service lives beginning in 2025.

‘These vessels are

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