Pentagon Awards $98M Main Reduction Gears Contract For Arleigh Burke class Destroyers

The Pentagon has awarded $98 million contract to Philadelphia Gear Corp. for three shipsets of Main Reduction Gears (MRGs) for the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers.

“Philadelphia Gear Corp. (a brand of Timken Gears and Services Inc.), King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $98,099,229 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-4202) to exercise options for three shipsets of Main Reduction Gears (MRGs) for DDG 51 (Arleigh Burke) class guided missile destroyers,” the US Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

The MRG is the set of gears that transmit the power from two main propulsion gas turbines to the propulsion shaft. Each DDG 51 class destroyer has two gear sets, one for each propulsion shaft. The DDG 51 class guided missile destroyer is a multi-mission surface combatant with 64 delivered ships and 13 more currently under construction.

The MRGs to be purchased under this procurement are for installation in DDG 125 – DDG 127, the statement said.

Work is expected to be completed by May 2020.