Rockwell Automation Inc. recently announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a $21.7-million contract for programmable automation controllers, variable frequency drives, software and engineering support services to operate machinery control systems onboard U.S. Navy and Coast Guard surface ships.
The award enables the Navy and other Department of Defense agencies to acquire engineered systems and services from Rockwell Automation that are vital to daily and strategic shipboard operations, domestically and globally.
"Control systems designed for the marine industry need to meet stringent requirements, especially for the U.S. Navy, which operates world-class fleets 24/7 throughout the world," said Joe Moffa, Rockwell Automation marine business manager. "We are proud to meet these requirements and provide the machinery control systems, technical support and engineering services, on-site and through our global network of employees and distributors."
Rockwell Automation products and software have been installed successfully onboard various Navy and Coast Guard ships since 1997. They are commercially available to navies worldwide in more than 80 countries where Rockwell Automation and its partners conduct business.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs more than 22,000 people and is the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information.
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