L3 SPD Electrical Systems Wins Medium Voltage Switch Gear Contract for LHA-7 Amphibious Assault Ship
PHILADELPHIA, August 22, 2012
L3 SPD Electrical Systems (L3 SPDES) has been awarded a contract from Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding to supply the Medium Voltage Switchgear and the associated circuit breakers for the U.S. Navy's latest amphibious assault ship, the LHA 7.
The L3 SPDES Medium Voltage Switchgear and circuit breakers provide the proven, compact, shock-tested power equipment needed to support electrical distribution for the ship's services and operating requirements. L3 SPDES is a trusted supplier, having provided similar power distribution products on all Nimitz-class carriers, as well as LHD 8 and LHA 6. Additionally, L3 SPDES offers product support and maintenance through its depot repair facility.
"Through strong program performance on LHA 6, we are well-positioned to once again provide the Medium Voltage Switchgear for LHA 7," said Christine Montalvo, president of L3 SPDES. "We responded to the U.S. Navy's challenge to build more affordable ships by using an approach that minimized non-recurring efforts. In turn, the U.S. Navy responded to a strong business model that enabled favorable pricing and the all-important objective to minimize ship acquisition costs."
A division of L3 Marine & Power Systems, Philadelphia-based L3 SPD Electrical Systems (SPDES) is a leading supplier of shock-hardened circuit breakers and switchgear used aboard U.S. Navy vessels and has supported every major U.S. Navy shipbuilding program. To learn more about L3 SPDES, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com/SPDES.
Comprising 25 operating companies, L3 Marine & Power Systems (L3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L3 Marine & Power Systems, please visit its website at www.l-3mps.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L3, please visit the company's website at www.L3T.com.
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