DRS Hybrid Electric Drive Provided to US Coast Guard Cutter

January 15, 2019 ̶ Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced today that it will provide a second hybrid electric drive system for the U.S. Coast Guard’s next Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), USCGC Chase WMSM 916, under a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding. Eastern Shipbuilding is the prime contractor and builder of these next-generation OPCs. Under the contract, originally announced in 2017, Leonardo DRS would provide the HED systems for the first nine ships of the OPC program with a contract value totaling $10.7 million. The first HED system is set to be delivered…

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Fairbanks Morse Delivers Engines for Future USCGC Chase

December 12, 2018 – Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward – has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2. The USCGC CHASE (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, manufacturing facility. @FairbanksMorse to build and deliver main propulsion diesel engines for @USCG OPC #2, USCGC CHASE. #poweringtheworldforward “Fairbanks…

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