Vericor Delivers For The US Navy
Alpharetta, GA - Vericor Power Systems LLC has been awarded a firm fixed-price contract for the manufacture, testing and delivery of up to 34 ETF40B marine gas turbine engines and overhaul of related hardware for the US Navy‘s FY2010/2011 Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).
The LCAC is an amphibious vehicle that operates in an environment that is unique in the naval fleet. The engines are exposed to sand and salt spray beyond any surface ship or aircraft operating environment. This environment requires a true marine design to deliver reliable power. “It’s hard to imagine an off-the-shelf aircraft engine lasting very long in this environment without substantial changes” states Rick Clinton, Vice President of Operations for Vericor. “The ETF40B along with its predecessor, the TF40B, have been operating on this craft, in this environment, for over 25 years. To... [More]