Integrated Platform Management System at Heart of Cooperation
On 4 February L3 Technologies announced it will be collaborating with BAE Systems Power and Propulsion Team by providing its Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) SEA5000 programme.
L3 will provide the IPMS, as well as Controls and Instrumentation (C&I) for the nine Type 26 GLOBAL COMBAT SHIPs (GCS) proposed for SEA5000. A government procurement decision is expected in April or May this year, with gross programme value estimated at around A$35 billion (US$27 billion).
The IPMS provides integrated monitoring and control of warship propulsion, electrical, auxiliary and damage control machinery and systems, along with advanced functionality such as onboard training and equipment health monitoring. The IPMS will be implemented in Australia through L3 supported by Australian industry, using technology from L3 MAPPS units based in Canada and the UK.
“This is an excellent example of Australian industry collaboration and innovation to deliver a world-leading solution to the Royal Australian Navy,” commented L3 Technologies Australia’s Managing Director, Alan Titheridge. “This teaming will achieve unrivalled Australian Industrial Capability (AIC) in this niche domain.”
“The proposed system shares its core technology with more than 200 naval ships in 22 different navies, and we are pleased to support BAE’s proposal for SEA5000 with such leading-edge technology,” added Rangesh Kasturi, President of L3 MAPPS.
With a successful SEA5000 bid, L3 will be part of a team prepared to offer power and propulsion solutions for naval shipbuilding programs around the world.