Rolls-Royce has won an order for the largest naval gas turbines in the world to power a next generation US Navy warship.
Two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines will power the second Lockheed Martin-designed Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Another set of the same turbines has already been ordered and installed in Lockheed Martin’s first LCS, Freedom (LCS 1).
The latest contract continues the MT30’s success in the
The gas turbines for the second Lockheed Martin-designed LCS will be delivered to the Bollinger shipyard in
Rolls-Royce is also supplying four Kamewa waterjets to the ship to maximise performance and manoeuvrability. These same waterjets have also been supplied to Freedom. The company is also providing bearings and shafting to both ships.