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Arete Receives Mine Warfare Contract

March 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Arete Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $26 million contract for the engineering, manufacturing, production and delivery of three Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) AN/DVS-1 low rate initial production Block 1 systems as part of the Mine Warfare Mission Package onboard the littoral combat ship.  As a result of this Small Business Innovative Research Phase III award, the COBRA system will have the software that satisfies the performance requirements, the mine counter measure, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, and tactical littoral sensor modes installed. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Florida, is the contracting activity.