Saturday, December 20, 2008

Power curve: UK puts its faith in full electric propulsion for Future Carriers

In early October 2008, Thales UK - as part of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) charged to deliver the UK Royal Navy's (RN's) Future Carrier (CVF) programme - signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce, Converteam and L-3 Marine Systems UK (a subsidiary of L-3 MAPPS) for the manufacture of an integrated power and propulsion system for the two new 65,000-tonne vessels. This 'sub-alliance' to the ACA has been awarded contracts aggregating to GBP235 million (USD353 million) by Thales, which has responsibility for leading the power and propulsion element of CVF

[first posted to - 15 December 2008]

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