L-3 Power Paragon to Deliver Medium Voltage Motor Drives for U.S. Navy
ANAHEIM, Calif. - February 12, 2009 - L-3 Power Paragon, Inc. announced today that it has received an initial contract, valued at $5 million, to deliver two Medium Voltage Motor Drives (MVMDs) to the U.S. Navy.
The new MVMD units will support U.S. Navy high-speed generator and propulsion motor testing, and will provide valuable research toward achieving a technically compliant system at a lower cost for future surface combatants. The MVMD modular design will achieve greater efficiencies in a smaller, lighter package compatible with space and weight restrictions on surface combatant ships.
"The MVMD contract is an important step for Power Paragon and for the U.S. Navy in critical shipboard technology." said Bruce Moore, president of L-3 Power Paragon. "This is a great opportunity to expand MVMD technology into future combatants and other U.S. Navy platforms."
As part of the contract, L-3 will also begin studies for potential fuel efficiency modifications to surface combatants that use MVMD technology.
Located in Anaheim, Calif., Power Paragon is a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, 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.
To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, visit www.L-3com.com/MPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com.
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