GE LM500 for US Navy DD(X) Program
GE Transportation's marine gas turbine business announced it has delivered its LM500 aeroderivative Auxiliary Turbine-Generator Set (ATGS) for installation at the United States Navy's DD(X) next-generation destroyer land-based test facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A. This marks the first use of GE's LM500 genset for an electric drive application.
The ATGS was selected to be a part of the DD(X)'s Integrated Power System Engineering Development Model land based test program being conducted by Northrop Grumman and the United States Navy. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Mississippi, is the DD(X) prime contractor and design agent.