Further DDG 51 Propulsion System Deal Awarded

L-3 Communications is being awarded a $7,5 million modification to previously awarded contract for the production of the first two shipsets of the Hybrid Electric Drive (HED) Electric Propulsion System (EPS) for DDG 51 class ships, as well as engineering services and associated provisioning items.

L-3 Communications will develop and provide a fully integrated DDG 51 HED EPS, suitable for backfit application that meets the physical, functional and performance requirements suitable for installation on the DDG 51 Class Flight IIA ships.

The HED EPS will provide an additional propulsion option at low speeds, resulting in less fuel consumption than currently possible with the existing installed equipment.

Work will mostly be performed in Mankato, Minnesota, and is expected to be completed by July 2016.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia is the contracting activity.

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