AMSC gets U.S. Navy contract for insertion of ship protection system
AMSC announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for the long lead materials for a HTS-based Ship Protection System to be deployed on Fort Lauderdale, LPD 28. The Ship Protection System scope between AMSC and the U.S. Navy is expected to include integration and commissioning of the system. Fort Lauderdale will be the 12th amphibious transport dock ship of the USS San Antonio-class. AMSC's Ship Protection System will provide Fort Lauderdale with world class mine protection while reducing the weight of the degaussing system by 90%, and reducing energy consumption by more than half that of legacy degaussing systems. Having been designed into the San Antonio Class amphibious ship platform, AMSC's Ship Protection System is expected to be integrated into Fort Lauderdale, LPD 28. "AMSC's future is here. Our vision for high temperature Superconductor technology has fully moved past its developmental stage. We have commercialized AMSC's core technology," said Daniel P. McGahn, President and CEO AMSC. "We look forward to working with the U.S. Navy during the expected insertion of our advance degaussing system into LPD 28."