Leonardo DRS Introduces the Next Generation of Power Conversion Technology for Naval Platforms

Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced it is introducing its next-generation power conversion technology in the company’s Pivotal Power Solutions line of products to ensure available and reliable electrical power for mission-critical systems on U.S. Navy ships.

The new Leonardo DRS 6KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) provides conditioned backup power to command, control, and communication systems where a clean, reliable power supply is mission-critical.

The system is based on proven fielded technology developed by Leonardo DRS, providing dependable backup power in a smaller, lighter package and meeting the demanding electrical requirements in MIL-DTL-24765. This new technology also provides more robust power than many current systems.

“We are proud to continue our legacy of providing the highest-reliability power conversion solutions to support our naval warfighters in the United States, Canada, and other allies worldwide,” said Cari Ossenfort, senior vice president general manager of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business unit. “Qualified to the Navy’s MIL-spec gold standard, the new 6KVA AC UPS technology is steeped in our long legacy of providing ship-board power conversion systems, providing even stronger performance than our current product line.”

This cutting-edge UPS is form, fit, function, and backward compatible with existing DRS UPS systems with upgraded technology reducing lifecycle and maintenance costs. It is designed for longer battery life and is optimized for use with valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) and lithium (LiFePO4) battery chemistries significantly reducing battery maintenance over the life of the equipment.

With the advances in electrical performance and power density, multiple loads can be powered by one robust and maintainable source monitored and integrated with the ship’s machinery control system. This allows integrators to increase computing density on board Naval vessels by removing point-of-use rackmount UPS systems and making room for the increase in networking equipment.

Leonardo DRS is a leading provider of next-generation power conversion and propulsion technology for the U.S. Navy, with major systems for next-generation submarines and surface ships. The company’s experience and proven performance with electric conversion systems continue to provide mission-critical support for the increased power requirements of current and future naval platforms.

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