The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) moors at Naval Base Guam from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a homeport shift, March 21.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Awarded Task Order For Submarine Propulsor Machining

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a task order by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to demonstrate machining capability to produce prototype hardware for submarine propulsors. The delivery task order is under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract previously awarded to GA-EMS. Upon completion of this task order, GA-EMS will deliver the prototype hardware for use in testing components aboard the U.S. Navy’s Large-Scale Vehicle-2 (LSV-2), a submarine demonstrator platform operated by NSWCCD, to test advanced technologies for insertion into current and future submarines. Engineering work will be performed at GA-EMS’ San Diego, CA and Tupelo, MS facilities. Classified machining and non-destructive evaluation will occur in the Tupelo manufacturing facilities.

“We look forward to demonstrating our secure specialized manufacturing processes for materials management, machining to tight tolerances, and non-destructive evaluation of complex hardware components with precise geometry,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “Successful demonstration of our capabilities under this task order will further qualify GA-EMS to take on additional submarine propulsor development awards under the PDH program. We are proud to be working with NSWCCD as we continue to execute on a variety of task orders to develop new manufacturing techniques and technology innovations supporting submarine modernization efforts and to drive future submarine designs.”

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General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Group is a global leader in the research, design, and manufacture of first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ history of research, development, and technology innovation has led to an expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions supporting aviation, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and processing and monitoring applications for critical defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. General Atomics is an American energy and defense corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, specializing in research and technology development. This includes physics research in support of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion energy. The company also provides research and manufacturing services for remotely operated surveillance aircraft, including the Predator drones, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless, and laser technologies.

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