Rockwell Automation Inc., Milwaukee, Wis., won 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 vital to daily and strategic shipboard operations, domestically and globally. Rockwell Automation products and software have been installed successfully onboard various Navy and Coast Guard ships since 1997.
Joe Moffa, Rockwell Automation marine business manager, said in a press release, “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. 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.”