April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Westinghouse To Produce Additional Gears For Aegis Cruisers

Litton Systems Incorporated, IngaTET Shipbuilding, has awarded the Westinghouse Marine Division, of Sunnyvale, Calif., a multimillion-dollar contract for four main propulsion gears for the Ticonderoga class, Aegis cruisers. Reduction gears are built to stringent sound dampering criteria.

Each gear features specially designed sound isolation mounts that prevent detection by enemy submarines. Two reduction gears will be shipped to Bath Iron Works at Bath, Maine, and the other two will be shipped to Ingalls Shipbuilding at Pascagoula, Miss. This brings the total number of gears built or on order for the Ticonderoga class (CG- 47) to 14.

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