US-based defense contractor Leonardo DRS announced earlier this month that it will introduce its next-generation power conversion technology, providing US Navy ships a more “available and reliable electrical power.”

With this, the company seeks to boost the service’s mission-critical system capacity, especially in today’s ever-evolving security environment.

As the company phrases it, the new Leonardo DRS 6KVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) denotes “the next step in providing conditioned backup power to command, control, and communication systems where a clean, reliable power supply is mission critical.”

The new system carries over the tried-and-true qualities of prior Leonardo DRS technology, emphasizing lightweight, compact, and reliable backup power capable of meeting the current “demanding electrical requirements” of most Navy ships today. Compared to other systems, the Leonardo DRS 6KVA also has a “more robust power,” thus posing it as a more capable and dependable technology.

“We are proud to continue our legacy of providing the highest-reliability power conversion solutions to support our naval warfighters in the United States, Canada, and other allies around the world,” said Cari Ossenfort, senior vice president, and general manager of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business unit via press release statement. Qualified to the Navy’s MIL-spec gold standard, the new 6KVA AC UPS technology is steeped in our long legacy of providing ship-board power conversion systems, providing even stronger performance than our current product line.”

For four decades, the US-based defense firm has offered effective power solutions to the active service fleet. Its latest product will further improve naval operations in the future and beyond.

In addition, the upgraded UPS reduces lifetime and maintenance costs while optimizing backup power to provide a clean, dependable power supply to command, control, and communication systems on board.

In its fact sheet, the 6KVA AC (alternating current) UPS features a longer battery life “optimized for use with valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) and lithium (LiFePO4) battery chemistries” of up to 30,000 hours which can supply multiple onboard systems. It has an OLED unit status display fitted with a built-in test (BIT) capability, online maintenance of batteries and battery charger, and various backup time durations.