General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has completed a task order from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to develop and demonstrate secure, cost-efficient procedures to render obsolete Los Angeles-class submarine propellers and related hardware for disposal and recovery of essential metal elements for reuse. This task order is part of a broad Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract previously awarded to GA-EMS.
“We provide secure manufacturing capabilities, state of the art processes, and strict conformance to industry quality standards combined with decades of experience developing and delivering critical systems and hardware components for a range of naval missions,” said Scott Forney, president of GA-EMS. “This task order presented a rather unique opportunity to apply our expertise in manufacturing classified hardware, and essentially work in reverse to facilitate the dismantling and disposal of highly sensitive, obsolete parts. Securely dismantling components such as this and providing a path to recover potentially tons of alloy for reutilization can help the government realize significant material cost savings to meet future submarine requirements.”
GA-EMS has completed the demonstration of the procedures developed under the task order at GA-EMS’ manufacturing facility in Tupelo, MS using several government-furnished propellers and components.