HAMBURG, Germany, May 7, 2015 – L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide the electrical distribution system for six Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The ships will be built at the Boustead Naval Shipyard in Lumut, Malaysia, with Design Authority provided by DCNS of France. Deliveries are scheduled between 2017 and 2021.
“We are extremely proud to be selected to provide our state-of-the-art technology for the Royal Malaysian Navy’s newest class of ships,” said Armin Groth, managing director of integrated systems at L-3 SAM Electronics. “This latest project follows the earlier successful completion of similar work we performed for the RMN’s fleet of six Offshore Patrol Vessels. It also confirms our position as an established turnkey solutions provider and highlights L-3’s unrivaled range of in-house solutions to support the global shipping industry.”
L-3 SAM Electronics is responsible for total project management, planning, engineering and supervision on-site for all cable work, including installation aboard the vessels. It will also coordinate and interface all relevant systems and subsystems as part of a common electrical platform system.
L-3’s advanced electrical systems encompass the complete power distribution system with main, emergency and distribution switchboards; shore supply equipment; converters; and transformers. Also included are LED lighting systems, helicopter supply facilities and special systems, such as Impressed Cathodic Corrosion Protection (ICCP) and Impressed Cathodic Anti-Fouling (ICAF) systems. All of the L-3-supplied systems will be fully integrated as an integral part of the contracted scope of supplies.
Likewise, L-3 will be working closely with its Malaysian industrial partners, sharing know-how and working closely with its local partners to ensure the contractual offset goal is achieved.
L-3 SAM Electronics will additionally provide integrated logistics support, including technical documentation, spare parts concepts and crew training. The contract is the latest in a series of major turnkey projects undertaken by L-3 SAM Electronics for the shipbuilding industry. The company is also actively involved in providing services for other navy vessels around the world, with projects including support of the German Navy’s latest K 130 class Corvettes and F 125 class frigates.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 SAM Electronics GmbH operates as a part of L-3 Marine Systems International and is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation. L-3 SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms. To learn more about L-3 SAM Electronics, please visit the company’s website at www.sam-electronics.de.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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