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Ward Leonard Awarded DDG-51 Contract

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Thomaston, CT (January 28, 2021) Ward Leonard is pleased to announce their participation in the DDG-51 Program with an award under a Lead Services Contract to support the Program with AC Motor Controllers.

This contract includes multiple motor and heater controller designs encompassing hundreds of controllers per ship and provides options for up to 10 years of supply and support. New construction shipyards and the U.S. Navy will order controllers through this purchase vehicle.

“Ward Leonard is very excited about the opportunity to grow our relationship with the U.S. Navy in support of such an important program” remarked Chris Spafford, Managing Director for Ward Leonard.

The DDG-51 Program is one of the most successful current U.S. Navy programs, delivering a multi-mission ship that can simultaneously perform anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense. Over the span of the program, the U.S. Navy has procured 85 ships with 4 more planned as part of the FY2018-FY2022 multiyear procurement contract.

Bill Berger, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Ward Leonard commented, “I am proud of this opportunity to share the strength of the Ward Leonard team with the U.S. Navy. The development of this opportunity took place over many months and I believe the value that Ward Leonard provides was recognized.”

The company has been delivering motor controllers to the U.S. Navy for more than 120 years, and today, its motors and controllers are used on every class of ship in the U.S. Navy. Ward Leonard is the only company that manufactures all three MIL-DTL-2212 qualified contactor designs and has the only third generation Electronic Overload Relay. Their engineering team works closely with shipyard and OEM engineers to design controllers that meet the needs of the wide range of applications throughout the U.S. Navy.


About Ward Leonard
Ward Leonard is an innovative leader in motors, control components, and systems integration solutions for surface, subsurface, and land-based naval applications. For more than 120 years, the company has been supplying the U.S. Navy with high reliability products and comprehensive services. Ward Leonard is part of the Fairbanks Morse family of companies and is headquartered in Thomaston, CT. For more information, visit www.wardleonard.com.


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