Ship Power and Propulsion

Helping Warfighters own the power is key to mission success and safety at sea.

As naval electrical power needs rapidly expand, and fleets increasingly seek to become more efficient as the technology becomes more capable, the next logical step is for ships and submarines to become more electrified---reducing maintenance, increasing availability, while remaining environmentally conscious and sustainable. All of it enables today’s Navy to operate more quietly to give Sailors and Marines the edge.

Successful electrification requires integration into a range of platforms—for both ship and shore infrastructure—and is critical to a successful transition to a more electric fleet.

With our long history of innovative solutions, Leonardo DRS is the front-runner in Navy platform electrification—providing the highest-efficiency propulsion motors on the market, and ultra-quiet power and propulsion systems for a range of land and sea operations.

Take our electric and hybrid-electric ship propulsion systems for example. They’re constructed using advanced permanent magnet technology and high-performance power electronics modules, maximizing power density, reliability and ruggedness, which makes Leonardo DRS’ integrated power and propulsion solutions uniquely suited to optimize electric drive benefits for Navy combatants.

And our energy magazine allows for on-demand power anytime for a variety of applications—including pulse weapons. The modular design helps drive affordability and offers flexible configurations to fit different applications and space requirements.

Leonardo DRS power and propulsion solutions have delivered outstanding availability for decades. Our integrated electric drive systems, in conjunction with our advanced energy magazine solutions, provide the most reliable, flexible and cost-effective Navy propulsion systems available. Maximizing the power available on surface ships for use with both advanced weapons and sensors—so you own the edge.

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Electric and Hybrid Electric Ship Propulsion

Electric & Hybrid Electric Ship Propulsion

Leonardo DRS provides integrated electric or hybrid electric drive ship propulsion solutions. Our motor and drive systems provide advantages in flexibility, modularity and commonality; supporting requirements for fuel savings and growing power efficiency demands on future ships.

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Energy Magazine

Ship Power & Energy Storage

Leonardo DRS develops energy management solutions, like the Energy Magazine, to meet the increasing demand on navy ships for higher power quality, more efficient use of power, and intermittent power for the high-bursts of energy required by pulse power weapons and sensor systems.

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Power Conversion and Distribution

Power Conversion & Distribution

Leonardo DRS designs and manufactures high reliability MIL-SPEC power conversion and distribution products, including:

Total Onboard Power Solutions (TOPS)

Total Onboard Power Solutions (TOPS)

Leonardo DRS and Kohler, both cutting edge industry power system partners, provide advanced propulsion system configurations that would include hybrid electric drive (HED) to provide a more enjoyable experience for the pleasure craft customer while reducing environmental impact.

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Hybrid Electric Drive (Part 1)

Leonardo DRS provides hybrid electric drive (HED) ship propulsion solutions systems that deliver advantages in flexibility, modularity and commonality; supporting requirements for fuel savings and growing power efficiency demands on future ships.

Hybrid Electric Drive (Part 2)

Leonardo DRS provides hybrid electric drive (HED) ship propulsion solutions systems that deliver advantages in flexibility, modularity and commonality; supporting requirements for fuel savings and growing power efficiency demands on future ships.

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) ensures the critical need for consistent power on a ship will remain ceaseless.

Navy Modernization

We design and build innovative and industry-leading naval power and propulsion systems --essential ship-based electronic systems and advanced sensors for surface and subsurface platforms across the Navy. In fact, we have products on every U.S. Navy vessel.