L-3 Maritime Systems has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to supply its Seaframe Control System for the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract is for the first ship and includes options for an additional 14 ships.
L-3 Maritime Systems’ Seaframe Control System will provide advanced automation and control of the ship’s propulsion, electrical, ventilation and other machinery systems. The system’s automation capabilities successfully achieve the reduced manning requirements mandated for the U.S. Navy’s newest class of surface ship combatants. “We are pleased to deliver affordable, open architecture solutions to the U.S. Navy for this program, and look forward to working with General Dynamics and its prime contractor, Austal, to provide the Navy with these extremely capable ships,” said Don Roussinos, president of L-3 Maritime Systems. L-3 Maritime Systems, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, is a leading supplier of marine systems and electronics, including integrated bridge, navigation, communications, control and sensing systems for the U.S. Navy, the Military Sealift Command, the U.S. Coast Guard and allied navies. L-3 Maritime Systems also produces solutions for naval applications such as automated battery and environmental monitoring systems, alarm and announcing systems, video data distribution systems, computer information systems, integrated communications systems, and integrated platform management systems.
Comprised of more than 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide. With over 94 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and integration.