DRS Laurel Supplying Naval Radar Systems

April 26, 2018

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $64,290,515 firm-fixed-price contract for delivery of AN/SPQ-9B ASMD radar systems and associated equipment. The contract is for the manufacture of up to 59 AN/SPQ-9B radar systems. The AN/SPQ-9B provides Navy ships the capability to detect and track low-flying, high-speed, small Radar Cross Section (RCS) anti-ship missile targets in heavy clutter environments. The system uses a high-resolution, track-while-scan, X-band, pulse-doppler radar to provide real time acquisition and automatic tracking of multiple surface and air targets while maintaining the surface detection, gunfire control and navigational capabilities. AN/SPQ-9B maximizes the use of commercial-off-the-shelf and non-developmental item equipment. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $261,983,690. This contract combines purchases for the Navy (88.2 percent); and the government of Japan (11.8 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Largo, Florida (70 percent); and Johnstown, Pennsylvania (30 percent), and is expected to be completed by June 2022. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Navy); fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy); fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales (Japan) funding in the amounts of $18,908,515; $15,127,594; $15,127,203; $7,563,797; and $7,563,406 respectively will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-18-C-5395).

 

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