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How propulsion technology can improve vessel performance

17th May 2024 - 10:59 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


The Sharrow MX propeller was on display at SOF Week 2024. (Photo: Flavia Camargos Pereira)

Next-generation propellers have been designed to enhance range and speed while reducing fuel consumption.

The proliferation of threats to vessels has been pushing industry and navies towards improving their propulsion technologies. New designs have been enabling the production of advanced propellers that can provide enhanced performance enabling ships to meet current and future security challenges.

Some of the advantages include extended range and speed, faster acceleration, fuel efficiency and lower sustainment costs.

Additionally, reductions in vibration and noise provided by next-generation propulsion systems decrease vessels’ signatures enabling quieter operations which can further benefit SOF teams.

An official spokesperson for the supplier of propellers Sharrow Marine told Shephard that it could “empower special operators with

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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