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October 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman to supply machinery control system for LHA-7 amphibious assault ship

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $50.6 million contract by prime contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply the Machinery Control System for the U.S. Navy’s LHA-7 amphibious assault ship.

The MCS controls the major shipboard systems including the highly automated propulsion, electric plant and fuel fill systems. The equipment being supplied includes 56 data acquisition units, 27 workstations and 1,125 fire sensors located throughout the vessel.

“This order affirms our customer’s confidence in our ability to design, integrate, test and deliver some of the Navy’s most sophisticated distributed control technology on platforms that have significantly reduced the Navy’s total ownership costs,” said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman Maritime Systems.

The work will be performed chiefly in Charlottesville and the MCS will be installed on the LHA-7 at HII’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., before delivery to the Navy. Equipment deliveries are expected to begin in 2014 and continue into 2016, with installations to follow.

Northrop Grumman is the industry leader in MCS engineering, design and production for the world’s most advanced military platforms. The company is also under contract to supply and integrate the MCS for LHA-6, and previously supplied the MCS for LHD-8 and the integrated navigation and ship control system for the Coast Guard National Security Cutters, also built by HII at Pascagoula.

 




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