Leonardo DRS announced on 16 January that it has extended its LM2500 Gas Turbine packaging supply agreement with General Electric’s Marine Solutions (GE) through the end of 2024, with an option to extend through 2029.

This strategic agreement covers the manufacture of GE-designed LM2500 packages for US Navy and selected international platforms. For the LM2500, LM2500+ and LM2500+G4, Leonardo DRS provides the baseplate, enclosure, and a fully instrumented, wired and piped package to meet customer turbine start and fire protection systems. It represents a continuation of the long and successful relationship with GE which started in 2011, which recently reached a significant milestone when Leonardo DRS delivered its 100th LM2500 enclosure package.

The long-term partnership between GE and Leonardo DRS has provided our US Navy customer with high-quality gas turbine package systems giving the needed power and propulsion for our country’s naval fleet,” commented DRS Naval Power Systems Group’s Senior Director Business Development, Greg Reed. “This agreement continues that strong partnership between Leonardo DRS and GE’s Marine Solutions to ensure our customer receives the best quality systems.”

Pictured from left to right: Greg Reed, Senior Director, Business Development, Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems (left); and David Nelson, Director, Marine Sales and Business Development, GE Aviation. (Photo: Leonardo DRS)

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