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Sea-Air-Space 2019: GE touts lightweight design for FFG(X)

8th May 2019 - 16:44 GMT | by Tim Martin in Washington, DC


Manufacturer General Electric (GE) has developed a lightweight composite enclosure to house powerplants intended for use in the US Navy’s (USN) future guided missile frigate FFG(X) programme.

The company’s gas turbines are currently supporting three of the five shipbuilders under contract by the USN to provide the service with conceptual designs, with the other two proposals excluding GE through use of diesel-powered engines, according to George Awiszus, director of military marketing and business development, Marine, at General Electric.

He declined to name which of the five contractors from Austal, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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