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L-3 wins US Army generator contract

21st December 2012 - 14:19 by the Shephard News Team

L-3 Communications Westwood division will design and manufacture the next generation of 100 kW and 200 kW generator sets for the US Army. The initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract, worth $11.5 million over 32-months, comes with three production options (for a total of up to 36 months) with a contract ceiling price of $92.2 million.

The generator sets are for the Large Advanced Mobile Power Sources (LAMPS) programme, which aims to provide more mobile, reliable and logistically supportable tactical electric power sources for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) 21st century digitised forces.

According to the company, LAMPS will replace the currently fielded 100 and 200 kW Military-Standard generator sets procured from 1980 through 1992 and the Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets initially fielded in 2004. The new equipment will provide improved tactical electric power to combat, combat support and combat service support units throughout the US Army and the other military services within the DoD.

Robert E. Leskow, president of L-3’s Marine and Power Systems Group, said: ‘We are excited that Westwood has been selected to design the next generation of LAMPS, which will support our troops for years to come. We look forward to providing the US Army with a quality product and to working together as a team on this vital effort. This is another example of how L-3 is providing fuel-efficient power generation solutions to the US Army.’

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