Massa Products Corp., Hingham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $10,599,200 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the design, fabrication, assembly, testing, inspection, packaging and delivery of DT-574 series hydrophones to be delivered to the Navy stock system. Work will be performed in Hingham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by April 2020. The objective of this competitive follow-on contract is to procure DT-574 series hydrophone, an acoustic sensing element with an integrally molded cable used in the Seawolf Passive Spherical Array, the Trident Spherical and Line Arrays, and the Virginia Large Aperture Bow (LAB) Arrays.
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $13 million contract for engineering services in support of transducer and hydrophone programs. Efforts will include research and development in technology areas important to the development of autonomous undersea vehicle (AUV) capability; providing engineering expertise to program sponsors in the acquisition process; and, developing and maintaining the Naval Undersea Warfare Center's fleet of AUV testbed vehicles, facilities and related equipment. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity.