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More GE engines for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships

May 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM   |   Comments

EVENDALE, Ohio, May 3 (UPI) -- GE Marine has announced that the 14th and 16th Independence-variant of U.S. Littoral Combat Ships will be powered by its engines.

Shipbuilder Austal USA ordered four GE Marine LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines, it said, as part of a contract for up to 10 ships over a five-year period.

The LM2500 is a two-shaft engine derived from the company's TF39 and CF6-6 aircraft engines. It has a gas generator, a power turbine, fuel and lube oil pumps, a fuel control and speed governing system.

Each Austal-built LCS is powered by two LM2500 engines arranged in a combined diesel or gas turbine configuration with two diesel engines.

GE Marine said the engines will be manufactured at its plant in Evendale, Ohio.

The Independence-variant of the Littoral Combat Ship is a 416-foot-long aluminum trimaran for independent or battle group deployment close to shore.

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