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New U.S. Navy milestone for Rolls-Royce gas turbine

Rolls-Royce today celebrated a milestone as its new gas turbine went into operation on a U.S. Navy warship for the first time.

Two MT30s, the most powerful marine gas turbines currently available in the world, completed a successful ‘light off’ on board the U.S. Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS 1).

The event marks another successful testing milestone for Freedom, which was designed and is being built by a Lockheed Martin-led team, as the ship prepares for sea trials.

John Paterson, Rolls-Royce President – Marine, said: “The light off of the MT30 gas turbines is another significant success for both the Lockheed Martin team and the U.S. Navy. The power we provide will enable the Navy to benefit from the speed and agility of Freedom which will be a key element of her close-to-shore operational role”.

Following further dockside tests at Marinette Marine shipyard, sea trials will take place later this Spring. Freedom – 377 ft. long and capable of sprint speeds of over 40 knots – will then be delivered to the U.S. Navy later this 2022.

In addition to Lockheed Martin’s LCS, four of the gas turbines have also been selected to power the first two U.S. Navy DDG-1000 destroyers. One MT30 is continuing successful test runs at a U.S. Navy facility in Philadelphia, PA.

The MT30 is part of the Rolls-Royce Trent family of engines which power commercial airliners.

Notes to Editors:

Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
The Marine business employs 7,400 people in 34 countries with the main manufacturing centers being in the UK, the Nordic countries, the United States and increasingly Asia.
A significant and growing industry player in North America, Rolls-Royce employs nearly 8,000 people at more than 66 U.S. locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces.
Rolls-Royce delivers innovative, reliable and environmentally sensitive marine solutions to both the commercial and naval markets. Products include gas turbines and diesel engines from 3 to 50 megawatts to electrical controls, waterjets and propellers. More than 400 U.S. Government vessels (Navy, USCG, SOCOM) in service today have Rolls-Royce marine equipment.
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