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GE LM2500+ Receives Navy Shock Approval

Posted on April 18, 2006

GE - Marine recently received United States Navy shock approval on its LM2500+ aeroderivative marine gas turbine propulsion system. The test series was performed as part of the gas turbine’s qualification for use aboard the U.S. Navy’s LHD 8 and follow-on large-deck, multipurpose amphibious assault ships.

“Through the shock tests, we were able to successfully demonstrate that the LM2500+ is capable of continued operation after explosive hits that simulated an attack of a ship or near-miss strikes,” said Karl Matson, general manager, GE - Marine, Evendale, Ohio. “Similar to our LM2500 gas turbine -- which currently powers the U.S. Navy’s entire fleet of surface combatants – these tests prove the LM2500+’s rugged operating and performance characteristics for military service.”

The shock test series, which were performed on the gas turbine as well as its base and enclosure, are the second qualification required by the U.S. Navy in order for the LM2500+ propulsion system to be applied aboard the LHD 8.

For more information: www.ge.com/aviation

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