Leonardo DRS has announced the introduction of its next-generation power conversion technology to provide “available and reliable electrical power” for US Navy ships.
According to the company, its new 6KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) represents “the next step in providing conditioned backup power to command, control, and communication systems where a clean, reliable power supply is mission critical.”
The system is based on previous Leonardo DRS technology that provides smaller, lighter reliable backup power that meets “demanding electrical requirements” with “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 around the world,” Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business unit senior vice president and general manager Cari Ossenfort said.
“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.”
The next-generation UPS is compatible with present DRS UPS systems, offering upgraded technology that reduces maintenance and lifecycle costs.
The technology features a longer battery life and “is optimized for use with valve regulated lead acid and lithium battery chemistries.”
According to the company, the technology can power multiple loads through one strong, maintainable source.
This is achieved due to its electrical performance and power density advances, monitored and integrated with onboard ship machinery control systems.
Computing density on naval vessels can be increased “by removing point-of-use rackmount UPS systems and making room for the increase in networking equipment,” according to Leonardo.