L-3 wins US Navy submarine switchgear equipment contract

New York, New York-based L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has been awarded a contract to deliver switchgear equipment in support of the power distribution and protection system for the US Navy´s newest submarine, which will replace the existing Ohio-class platform, the company said.

This contract includes the detail design and qualification of the switchgear, along with the delivery of select units to the first submarine. Follow-on deliveries will extend to 2035 if the US Navy builds all boats in the current plan of record.

L-3 SPDES is part of the power & propulsion systems sector within the electronic systems business segment. The division currently manufactures switchgear and air circuit breakers for the Virginia-class fast attack submarine.

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, L-3 SPDES employs approximately 215 people. It provides maritime power distribution and conditioning products and services to the US Navy and allied foreign navies.

L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems.