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  • Rolls-Royce to Power Ten Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S Navy

    01/17/2011 5:55:27 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Rolls-Royce plc ^ | January 16, 2011
    Rolls-Royce to Power Ten Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S Navy (Source: Rolls-Royce plc; issued January 16, 2011) Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, will supply gas turbines and waterjets for ten of the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) – the Group’s largest ever marine naval surface ship contract. Designed to operate in combat zones close to the shore (littoral waters), each LCS will be equipped with two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines powering four large waterjets, enabling the vessels to reach speeds in excess of 40 knots. At 36 megawatts, the MT30 is the world’s most powerful marine gas...
  • Engine On a Chip

    09/28/2006 10:15:48 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 50 replies · 1,623+ views
    ISA InTech ^ | 9/28/2006 | Staff
    Engine on a chipISA InTech, September 28, 2006 Engine on a chip A tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, cell phones, radios, and other electronic devices. It could also dramatically lighten the load for people who can’t connect to a power grid, including soldiers who now must carry many pounds of batteries for a three-day mission. All this technology can come at a reasonable price. In the long term, mass production could bring the per-unit cost of power...
  • GE's Alternative Engine Program Also Facing Hiccups During Development

    06/09/2006 1:47:00 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 4 replies · 525+ views
    Aviation Week & Space Technology ^ | June 2, 2006 | David A. Fulghum
    GE's Alternative Engine Program Also Facing Hiccups During Development By David A. Fulghum 06/02/2006 Developing an engine with all the necessary power and flexibility to both fly supersonic and then land - vertically - a stealthy, bomb-carrying fighter is proving to be a tough proposition for all the engine companies involved. Officials at General Electric, developer of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's alternate engine program, confirmed that they've had problems with a prototype engine that was designed in conjunction with partner Rolls-Royce. Its role is to test advanced parts destined for use in a more mature System Development and Demonstration...