Artist rendering of LHA 6, provided by Northrop Grumman
Fairbanks Morse Engine, an EnPro Industries company, announced that they have received an award from Northrop Grumman Ship
Systems to supply the generator sets for LHA 6. Six Fairbanks Morse Colt-Pielstick 12 cylinder PA6B diesel generators rated
at 4,200 kW each will provide electrical power for auxiliary propulsion and shipâ€™s service.
LHA 6 features several aviation enhancements beyond the LHD design.
These include a larger hangar deck, realignment and expansion of the aviation maintenance facilities, a larger area for parts storage and support equipment, and increased fuel capacity for aircraft. LHA 6 is scheduled to be delivered in 2012.