Stewart & Stevenson Gets Navy Contracts Totaling $23.7 Million

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has received contracts totaling $23,725,000 from the U.S.

Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels.

Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered, 2,500-kw generator sets for the Navy's new Aegis cruiser. The Navy's initial $8,375,000 contract is to provide three of the generator sets for each of the first two cruisers. The Aegis cruisers are the United States' most capable anti-air service combatant. The mission of the Aegis cruiser is to operate effectively in the presence of air, surface, and subsurface threats, with strike, antisubmarine, or amphibious forces.

Stewart & Stevenson has also received a $3,150,000 follow-on contract from the Navy to provide three 2,000-kw Detroit Diesel Allison gas turbine generator sets for the new Spruance-class destroyer.

Stewart & Stevenson has provided the generator sets on all Spruance-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy.

A $12,200,000 follow-on contract has also been awarded to Stewart & Stevenson to provide ship's service auxiliary power for six new Oliver Hazard Perry class, missile-launching patrol frigates, each utilizing four 1,000-kw diesel- powered generator sets. Stewart & Stevenson earlier has provided generator sets for 43 of the Navy's frigates in the Perry class.

In addition, the present option agreement allows the prime contractor to order generator sets up to 28 additional sets under this multiyear procurement program.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  Sep 1980 California

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