General Electric to Continue Powering the Arleigh Burke Class

by Carter Palmer, Power Systems SpecialistForecast International.

USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 2nd Class Patrick Reilly. (RELEASED)

The Arleigh Burke class destroyer has three “flights” (variants), the latest being the third and most advanced. Advanced is a key word here, because the more advanced a ship is, the more electricity it needs in order to power next-generation sensors and weapons. The question on the minds of those in the know has been, what will power these new ships? Continue reading

Russian Warship Construction Crippled by Gas Turbine Shortage

by Stuart Slade, Forecast International.

Russian Project 2235 construction has been halted by gas turbine embargo.

Russian Project 2235 construction has been halted by gas turbine embargo.

The latest updates to Forecast International’s Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine Database show that the conflict in Ukraine is having a serious impact on Russian naval construction programs. At present, work on at least seven Russian frigates and a number of smaller vessels has been suspended due to the lack of gas turbines.

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