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AMSC to deliver SPS for Fort Lauderdale

6th February 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AMSC has received a contract to deliver a high temperature superconductor (HTS) based ship protection system (SPS) to be installed on the US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), the company announced on 30 January.

The contract follows a long lead order from the navy announced in September 2017.

The SPS has been designed to reduce the magnetic signature of a ship, in order to reduce the ability of undersea mines to detect and damage the ship.

AMSC’s SPS reduces the weight of the degaussing system by 90% and reduces energy consumption by more than half that of legacy degaussing systems.

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