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NAVSEA seeks proposals for T-ATS

16th November 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Jon Rosamond in London


The US Navy has released a draft request for proposals for the detailed design and construction of a new class of up to eight towing, salvage and submarine rescue ships.

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is looking for a proven commercial design on which to base the T-ATS vessels, which will replace Powhatan-class fleet ocean tugs (T-ATF) and Safeguard-class rescue and salvage ships (T-ARS) in service with Military Sealift Command.

A procurement contract for the lead ship is likely to be awarded in the second half of 2017, for delivery in 2020, with options for the remaining seven

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Jon Rosamond


Jon Rosamond

Contributing writer for UV Online and Maritme Security.

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