Business

April 7, 2014

DRS Technologies to supply energy storage modules for U.S. Navy DDG-51 ships

DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced today it will be providing electric power support for the U.S. Navy’s DDG 51 class ships by designing and building Energy Storage Modules that will function as a ship-wide uninterruptable power supply.

The initial $17 million contract was awarded by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to DRS’s Power and Control Technologies business, a leader in developing and manufacturing products and systems that generate, distribute, convert and control electric power for naval and marine platforms. The contract will include design, engineering and associated support for the energy storage system and includes options which, if exercised, would bring its total value to more than $88 million.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to develop this large energy storage system for the U.S. Navy,” said Roger Sexauer, President of the DRS Maritime and Combat Support Systems Group.† “This ESM system is a great initiative by the Navy which should offer tremendous fuel savings for naval surface combatants. We are happy to participate as the Navy’s partner in this important development effort.”

DRS will design, manufacture and qualify the ESM systems which will allow the ship’s electric plant to run on one versus two gas turbine generators under certain conditions to conserve fuel while maintaining vital power in the event of a generator failure. The Navy plans to retrofit this system on the existing flight I and II DDG 51 class ships. The ESM system is yet another example of DRS’ focus on supporting continuity of power for the Navy’s ships.

DRS Power & Control Technologies, Inc. has installed equipment on every U.S. Navy combatant ship since World War II, including nuclear-powered and conventionally-powered ships and submarines.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

President proclaims Memorial Day as ‘Day of Prayer’

President Barack Obama May 22 saluted the service and sacrifices of America’s military members–past and present–and proclaimed Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, “as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11 a.m. of that day as a time during which people may unite in prayer....
 
 

Air Force leaders’ Memorial Day message

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following Memorial Day message to the Airmen of the Air Force and their families: To the Airmen of the United States Air Force and their Families: On Memorial Day, Americans pause in solemn remembrance...
 
 

Headlines May 22, 2015

News: Second Marine killed in Hawaii Osprey crash identified - Marine Corps officials have identified the second Marine to die as a result of the May 17 MV-22B Osprey crash as Lance Cpl. Matthew J. Determan of Maricopa, Ariz.   Business: Israel defense exports plunge to seven-year low - Israeli defense sales last year plunged to their...
 

 

News Briefs May 22, 2015

Ukrainian officer hit with third charge in Russia A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who worked as a spotter for Ukrainian troops fighting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine,...
 
 
Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez

Smart-mortar will help Soldiers more effectively hit targets

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez Nick Baldwin and Evan Young, researchers with the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, Pennsylvania, discuss the 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar ...
 
 

Air Force assigns new chief scientist

The Air Force announced the service’s new chief scientist to serve as a science and technology adviser to the secretary of the Air Force and the chief of staff of the Air Force, May 21. Dr. Greg Zacharias will be the 35th chief scientist and is ready to “dive in” to his new role. “I...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>