Rolls Royce to Supply Twin Hybrid Propulsion for Japan' AEGIS Destroyer

The MT30 gas turbine's unique power density ensures the JMSDF destroyers meet top speed requirements without compromising performance.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 10:58 AM, May 30, 2024
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Rolls Royce to Supply Twin Hybrid Propulsion for Japan' AEGIS Destroyer

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply the twin MT30-powered hybrid electro-mechanical propulsion arrangement to power Japan’s Aegis System Equipped Vessel (ASEV), a Japanese destroyer programme.9


The MT30 gas turbine's unique power density ensures the JMSDF destroyers meet top speed requirements without compromising performance. Additionally, this advanced marine gas turbine technology offers ultra-low maintenance, allowing for crew reductions and a smaller engineering department.

Sam Cameron, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President – Defence, said:

"Having previously powered the JMSDF fleet, we're thrilled that the MT30 has again been selected for Japan's vessels, reinforcing our successful history with the country."

"Rolls-Royce remains at the forefront of naval propulsion technology, providing the world's first twin-MT30 hybrid arrangement for Japan’s destroyer program. The MT30 powers many of the world's most advanced platforms, including the FFM frigate program, offering new options and future-proofing capabilities. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Japan and expanding the MT30's global presence."


KHI will build, assemble and test the MT30 into what is referred to as the ‘compact package engine enclosure’ and will also conduct tests on the whole of the propulsion system.

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