L-3 Westwood announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for the new Load Demand Start Stop (LDSS) micro-grid system. L-3's new LDSS system offers a fuel savings of up to 40 percent by allowing up to six 30 kW or 60 kW Tactical Quiet Generator sets to be connected as a single power source that automatically cycles on or off depending on power demands. In addition to fuel savings, the LDSS system offers significantly reduced maintenance and lower operational costs compared to existing equipment.
"The rapid development of the LDSS system exemplifies what can be achieved in the area of fuel and operational cost savings when the U.S. Army and industry collaborate," said Clayton McClain, president of L-3 Westwood. "I am proud of the innovations from the L-3 Westwood team and the foresight of our U.S. Army partner. We look forward to the further success of the LDSS system and the opportunity to continue to assist the U.S. Army in meeting its green initiatives."
The LDSS system has been tested by the U.S. Army and is scheduled to be deployed to theater later this year.
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