LPD 17 Class Flight II Program Moves the Navy Forward with Common Rail Fuel Injection

February 8, 2019 – The next generation LPD 17 Flight II Class amphibious transport dock ships are moving forward in Main Propulsion Diesel Engine (MPDE) efficiency by installing the common rail fuel injection system on the ship’s Pielstick-Colt 2.5V Sequentially Turbocharged (STC) engine. This technically advanced system replaces the existing mechanical fuel delivery system and is expected to yield significant lifecycle cost savings due to reduced fuel usage and maintenance costs. “We made the right decision to incorporate reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions, less maintenance, and improved reliability into our…

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Keel of USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Authenticated at Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) October 13th. “The keel authentication is an important milestone in a ship’s life, as we lay the foundation upon which this great ship will be built,” said Steve Sloan, Ingalls’ LPD program manager. “LPD 28, like all ships in the class, is being built to the highest quality standards with outstanding cost and schedule performance. The LPD team is energized and motivated to make this ship the best yet. Fort…

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