L-3 SAM Electronics recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN).
The ships will be built at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Malaysia, with Design Authority provided by DCNS of France. Deliveries are scheduled between 2017 and 2021.
L-3 SAM Electronics is responsible for total project management, planning, engineering and supervision on-site for all cable work, including installation aboard the vessels. It will also coordinate and interface all relevant systems and subsystems as part of a common electrical platform system.
L-3’s advanced electrical systems encompass the complete power distribution system with main, emergency and distribution switchboards; shore supply equipment; converters; and transformers. Also included are LED lighting systems, helicopter supply facilities and special systems, such as Impressed Cathodic Corrosion Protection (ICCP) and Impressed Cathodic Anti-Fouling (ICAF) systems. All of the L-3-supplied systems will be fully integrated as an integral part of the contracted scope of supplies.