$4.7-Million Spanish Navy Contract Awarded To Stewart & Stevenson

Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has announced a $4.7-million contract to provide generator sets for a Spanish Navy aircraft carrier.

The company will supply three 2,500-kw "high shock" gas turbine generator sets by mid- 1982 to the prime contractor, Empresa Nacional Bazan Shipyard in Spain. These generator sets are similar to Stewart & Stevenson systems now in use by the U.S.

Navy on its Spruance class destroyers.

The Spanish aircraft carrier is the first of a new class specifically designed for VSTOL (Very Short Take-Off and Landing) jet fighter aircraft, and features an elevated bow for aircraft take-off assistance. In addition to its aircraft carrier role, it will function as the command and control ship using sophisticated computers to direct the entire fleet during operations.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 19,  Nov 1980 United States Navy

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