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Rolls-Royce Scores A 10 With U.S. Navy Ships

Posted on January 17, 2011

Rolls-Royce has received a large marine naval surface ship contract to supply gas turbines and waterjets for 10 of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore, each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines, 36 MW each, powering four large waterjets, enabling the vessels to reach more than 40 knots, the company said.

The MT30 is the latest development of Rolls-Royce marine gas turbines, and has also been selected for the U.K. Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and the U.S. Navy’s DDG-1000 Zumwalt class destroyer program, Rolls-Royce said.

The waterjets can pump water at a combined rate of 94 635 L/sec. In addition to gas turbines and waterjets, a range of Rolls-Royce equipment is specified in the Lockheed Martin design, including shaftlines, bearings and propulsion system software, Rolls-Royce said.

For more information: www.rolls-royce.com

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