L-3 Wins Contract to Upgrade Machinery Control Systems for Military Sealift Command's T-AOE Fast Combat Support Ships
Additionally, the contract designates L-3 as the turn-key provider for the design, build, test, integration, installation, commissioning, and spares for the ship's new machinery and cargo control system.
"This is an exciting win for L-3 as it exemplifies the broad capability of the Marine & Power Systems Group to provide low-risk, complete solutions for our customers," said Steve Kantor, president of the Marine & Power Systems Group. "We are extremely pleased to be selected and are committed to providing MSC with a modern, open architecture, state-of-the-art control system solution that allows optimal manning, efficiency, safety, and is supportable for the life of the ship."
The L-3 Machinery Control System will provide remote monitoring, control and automation of the ship's propulsion, electrical, cargo handling and auxiliary systems. The system uses commercial Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) technology combined with L-3's proven control system software.
MSC's four fast combat support ships provide a vital service to the U.S. Navy by providing underway replenishment of fuel, ammunition, food, and other cargo. The 48,500 ton, 754-foot long, T-AOE 6 Class ships are able to simultaneously transfer fuel, ammunition, and stores to ships in carrier groups, reducing vulnerability of serviced ships by minimizing at-sea alongside time.
Comprised of 20 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 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 82 locations in 16 countries, L-3 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, please visit http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.L-3com.com%2FMPS&esheet=6192197&lan=en_US&anchor=www.L-3com.com%2FMPS&index=1&md5=e8c0ea26eea8054d52c15b588cb457e1
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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