L-3 Westwood Receives 1st Production Contract to Provide the LDSS Micro-Grid System to US Army

L-3 Westwood announced today that it has been awarded a $10 million fixed-price contract from ADS, Inc. for 86 Load Demand Start Stop (LDSS) micro-grid systems. These units will be delivered to the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Force Sustainment Systems (PM-FSS) in Natick, Mass., to be installed as part of its 150-man base camp.

The LDSS system has been tested in field-simulated conditions by the U.S. Army and shown to provide fuel savings of more than 35 percent. The new system allows up to six 30 kW or 60 kW Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets to be connected as a single power source that automatically cycles generators on or off depending on power demands. It is scheduled to be deployed to theatre in the near future.

“We are proud that the U.S. Army has chosen to field our new LDSS system,” said Clayton McClain, president of L-3 Westwood. “The LDSS system gives us the ability to deliver even greater savings to our customers through reduced fuel, maintenance and operational costs.”

Source: L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL)
Date: Oct 3, 2012