facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Steering gear system ordered for new destroyers

July 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM   |   Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 25 (UPI) -- Steering gear systems for three new U.S. Navy destroyers are to be produced by Northrop Grumman under contracts worth $14.4 million.

The contracts were awarded by shipbuilders General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and Huntington Ingalls Industries. Delivery of the steering gear systems will begin in the first quarter of 2015 and continue into the third quarter of 2017.

"These latest awards for the DDG 51 Class steering gear system demonstrates Northrop Grumman's continued excellence in delivering quality mission-critical systems for U.S. Navy ships and submarines," said Bill Hannon, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Maritime Systems business unit. "Our expertise in producing steering, integrated bridge, inertial navigation, machinery controls and other systems makes Northrop Grumman a world leader in shipboard navigation, sensors and ship controls."

The steering gear systems will be directly linked to the ships' integrated bridge, as well as the navigation and inertial navigation systems, Northrop Grumman is supplying the shipbuilders under separate contracts.

The destroyers are DDG 51 Class Arleigh Burke destroyers.

Northrop said the latest order brings to 69 the number of steering gear systems supplied for the DDG 51 program since the late 1980s.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business Tony Hayward: Kurdish oil sector open for business
2
Textron's G-CLAW on target in live-fire demonstration Textron's G-CLAW on target in live-fire demonstration
3
Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine Pay up, Gazprom tells Ukraine
4
Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement Creator of 'Honey Badger Don't Care' brand sues for trademark infringement
5
Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos Starbucks testing smaller Frappuccinos
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback