HII hires FMD to deliver engines for US Navy’s LPD 32

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management (Arcline), has been awarded a purchase order by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to build and deliver four main propulsion diesel engines for US Navy’s landing platform dock LPD 32.

According to the company, the common rail system technology maximizes performance through enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

“…The U.S. fleet and its allies rely on our onboard solutions for global technical support to maximize mission confidence…,” said FMD CEO George Whittier.

FMD previously provided engines with common rail technology for LPD 30 and LPD 31. The firm has been selected by the US Navy and Military Sealift Command again to provide mission-critical marine technology, turnkey services, and OEM parts throughout the vessel.

To remind, HII won a contract for the US Navy’s 16th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock LPD 32 in June this year.

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LPD 32 will be the third Flight II amphibious ship in the San Antonio class.

LPD Flight II is the next generation amphibious ship to replace Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) classes of dock landing ships.

Ingalls has delivered 12 San Antonio-class ships to the US Navy and has two more under construction, including Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) and Harrisburg (LPD 30).

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