DRS to modify energy magazine for Arleigh Burke-class ships
The USN has selected DRS Systems to modify the design of the energy magazine prototype design for the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) guided missile destroyer programme.
Work on the $10.5 million contract modification will be performed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is expected to be completed by June 2022.
An engineering change to the energy storage module is proposed that will ‘provide capability to supply power to a directed energy load’, the DoD announced on 28 October. DRS will design, build and test two prototype units.
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