Lockheed to Provide Towed Array Units to Japan
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (LM MST), Liverpool, New York, is being awarded a $45,036,292 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6292) to exercise options for the production of TB-37 Multi-Function Towed Array (MFTA) production units, tow cables, electro-optical slip rings, drogues, shipping products and the performance of engineering services in support of the AN/SQQ-89 anti-submarine warfare system. The TB-37 MFTA is a towed sonar receiver and component sensor of the AN/SQQ-89 anti-submarine warfare combat system. It provides surface ships greater capability to detect, localize and prosecute undersea threats. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (73 percent) and the government of Japan (27 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Liverpool, New York (66 percent), Millersville, Maryland (33 percent) and Marion, Massachusetts (1 percent) and is expected to be completed by September 2018. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 other procurement (Navy) and foreign military sales funding in the amount of $42,674,646 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.