Navy Choses Electric Drives For DD-21

Friday, January 07, 2000
The U.S. Navy will use electric drive in its new class of DD-21 destroyers. The new warships will use a diesel or turbine engine to propel the DD-21 and generate electric power, unlike current warships that have separate engines for movement and electricity. The electric drive system offers a host of advantages versus traditional arrangements, including the elimination of long shafting and gears, and the freeing of much valued space for other purposes. Currently two industry teams are bidding to build the DD-21s, one team headed by General Dynamics Corp.'s Bath Iron Works shipyard and Lockheed Martin Corp.; the other headed by Litton Industries' Ingalls shipyard division and Raytheon Co.
Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Today in U.S. Naval History: July 25

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 25 1779 - Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine 1863 - U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C.

Cause of S.Korea Ferry Businessman's Death Remains Unknown

Yoo's body too badly decomposed to determine cause of death; mystery surrounding final days of de-factor owner of doomed ferry deepens. Yoo's son arrested in latest capture of family members.

DoD Awards Ingalls 'USS Ronald Reagan' Contract Modification

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) informs that Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a US$13,759,894 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0878 sec (11 req/sec)