U.S. Navy Procures Towed Arrays from Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin-MS2, Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a nearly $8 million option to a previously awarded contract for the production and support of multi-function towed arrays for the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 antisubmarine warfare combat systems. The multi-function towed array is the next-generation passive and active sonar receiver. It affords several enhancements to the AN/SQR-19 Tactical Towed Array System allowing greater coverage, increased capability/reliability, and reduced obsolescence. Multi-function towed array significantly contributes to the capability of surface ships to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats and is a critical sensor to a combat systems suite. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.