DRS system for Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier

DRS Consolidated Controls Inc., a DRS Defense Solutions LLC business unitn a Finmeccanica Company, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding to design, qualify and manufacture the Gate Valve Actuator Controllers (GVAC) for the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78).

These controllers will operate gate valves used in the United States Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier.

Work for GVAC is underway at the DRS Consolidated Controls plant in Danbury, CT with delivery of production hardware on track for the first quarter 2012.

Jeff Armstrong, vice president and general manager, DRS Consolidated Controls: “The Gate Valve Actuator Controls (GVAC) program is significant for DRS as we have been fortunate to win every electro mechanical actuator (EMA) controller program that we bid on for this ship and expands our leadership position in deploying EMA controls to replace shipboard hydraulics. We appreciate the confidence that Northrop Grumman continues to place in us to make these leading edge programs a low risk reality.”

Source : DRS

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