sonar

March 13, 2020
 

Penn State University Applied Research Lab, University Park, Pennsylvania, is awarded an $8,404,271 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Advanced Broadband Navigation Sonar System Future Naval Capabilities Program. This contract provides for the development and demonstration of technologies associated with continuous subsea autonomous navigation by developing and demonstrating improvements to navigational sonar systems. Improved estimation of positon and velocity afforded by advanced sonar processing will provide naval platforms with increased navigational performance for undersea platforms. Work will be performed in University Park, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be complete by March 2023.

January 23, 2020
 

PAE Applied Technologies LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $32,967,099 modification (P00342) to a previously awarded contract N66604-05-C-1277 to extend the period of performance for six months and increase target cost for Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). AUTEC is the Navy's large-area, deep-water, undersea test and evaluation range. Underwater research, testing and evaluation of anti-submarine weapons, sonar tracking and communications are the predominant activities conducted at AUTEC. The contractor performs AUTEC range operations support services and maintenance of facilities and range systems. In addition, the contractor is responsible for operating a self-sufficient one square mile Navy outpost.

August 8, 2019
 

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is awarded $11,738,000 for firm-fixed-priced undefinitized delivery order N00024-19-F-6308 under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N61331-17-D-0001for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the AN/AQS-20 program. The highly specialized equipment under this contract will deploy, tow and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of mine hunting operations. The AN/AQS-20 is an advanced mine hunting sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship's Mine Countermeasures Mission package. Work will be performed in Keyport, Washington (90%); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (10%), and is expected to be complete by October 2020.

March 29, 2019
 

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems Inc., Braintree, Massachusetts, is awarded a $46,795,460 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for TR-343 Sonar Transducers shipsets for new construction of Arleigh Burke class destroyers. The TR-343 transducer is part of the AN/SQS-53 hull mounted sonar array assembly which is a component of AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system.  The AN/SQQ-89(V) is a fully integrated surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capability to search, detect, classify, localize, and attack submarine targets.  The contract will provide fabrication, assembly, inspection, test and delivery of TR-343 sonar transducer shipsets.

November 8, 2018
 

Canadian Commercial Corp., Ontario, Canada, is awarded a $9,999,999 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the refurbishment and manufacturing of the TR-343 transducer tube assemblies in support of the repair of TR-343 sonar transducers. The transducer tube assemblies are a critical component of the TR-343 transducer used in the AN/SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar array subsystem for the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system. Work will be performed in Toronto, Canada, and is expected to be completed by November 2023.

August 15, 2018
 

Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., Marion, Massachusetts, is awarded a $59,156,580 firm-fixed-price, cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-6412 to exercise options for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control sections (G&C), Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits, factory test equipment, spares, production support material, and related engineering services and hardware repair support for G&C sections and CBASS kits. The contract combines purchases for the Navy (89 percent); and the governments of the Netherlands (9 percent); and Canada and Turkey (2 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

June 10, 2018
 

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp., Millersville, Maryland, is being awarded a $9,830,083 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-6239) to exercise options for the production of TB-34X towed arrays and cable assemblies, advanced sonar capabilities that the Navy uses on submarines. Contract action is a modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for the production of TB-34X towed array assemblies and cable assemblies. Work will be performed in Millersville, Maryland (57 percent); Liverpool, New York (40 percent); and Ashaway, Rhode Island (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by September 2021.

June 23, 2017
 

Leidos Innovations Corp., Gaithersburg, Maryland, is being awarded a $27,440,459 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-only modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5202) to exercise options for the material travel, other direct cost and direct cost for integrated logistic support, core waterfront support and the installation of the Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare systems. The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is a surface ship undersea warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virg

March 6, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $100,443,937 cost-plus-incentive fee and cost reimbursement modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6222) for procurement of Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems, spares and precable kits. The A-RCI Technical Insertion 16 program provides significant improvements in acoustic performance by upgrading ship sensor processing.

January 17, 2017
 

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $120,922,810 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost reimbursement modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6222) for procurement of Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic-Rapid-Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services and the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS). A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array and other ship sensor processing through rapid insertion of COTS-based hardware and software. IUSS provides the Navy with submarine detection, identification and classification.

September 1, 2016
 

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $66,413,466 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract action for MK 54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo (LWT) sonar assembly kits and related test equipment, spares and engineering and hardware support services. These sonar assembly kits will be used to build MK54 Mod 1 LWTs and commence operational test and evaluation. The MK54 Mod 1 LWT will be used by all Navy surface and air anti-submarine warfare forces, improving weapon effectiveness against current and future submarine threats in littoral environments beyond the MK54 Mod 0 LWT. Work will be performed in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (55 percent); Salt L

April 14, 2016
 
Lockheed Martin Corp. is being awarded a contract modification for the production and support of Acoustic Rapid Commercial off-the-shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems for the U.S. submarine fleet. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial off-the-shelf-based hardware and software.

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $20,516,392 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) to exercise options for the production and support of Acoustic Rapid Commercial off-the-shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems for the U.S.

December 16, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $13,864,676 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-11-C-6294 for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) production, and provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 14 (TI14) for the U.S.

November 9, 2015
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training (MST), Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $129,401,530 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) to exercise options for fiscal 2016 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (A-RCI) system engineering and technical support. MST shall continue the development and production of A-RCI systems. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS-based hardware and software. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology I

September 14, 2015
 

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $44,900,057 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering assessments, including software, hardware and test equipment development, analysis, integration and testing relative to the complete acquisition life cycle of the MK48 multi-band sonar system (MBSS). The contractor shall continue the development and integration of two proof-of-concept MK48 MBSS guidance and control sections to demonstrate and assess MBSS performance. Work will be performed in Manassas (85 Percent); Newport, Rhode Island (5 percent); Keyport, Washington (5 percent); and Bangor, Washington (5 percent), and is expected to be comp

April 10, 2015
 

L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp., Millersville, Maryland, is being awarded a $20,791,860 cost-plus-incentive-fee undefinitized contract action for the production of six TB-29A Compact Towed Array (CTA) production representative units to be installed on Virginia Class submarines. This effort is the result of small business innovation research (SBIR) topic number N05-125, Compact Towed Sonar Array. TB-29A CTA provides the U.S. Naval Fleet with the next-generation of array technology to address reliability and maintain mission operational capability. The TB-29A CTA is a reliability improvement array that incorporates CTA telemetry while maintaining TB-29A acoustic performance.

March 5, 2015
 

Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $6,839,124 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-14-C-6220) for the production of the AN/WLY-1 System, AN/WSQ-9 Interface Kits, Intercept and Ranging Systems, Archival Media Center Kit(s) and Swinger Kit(s) systems and spares. Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by June 2016. Fiscal 2015 other procurement (Navy), fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation, and fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $6,839,124 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

December 8, 2014
 

Sonatech Inc., doing business as Channel Technologies Group, Santa Barbara, California, is being awarded a $34,384,013 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of TR-343 sonar transducer ship sets. The TR-343 transducer is part of the AN/SQS-53 hull-mounted sonar array assembly, which is a component of the AN/SQQ-89(V) acoustic sonar weapons system.

September 1, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Sippican Inc., Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $31,905,389 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6404) for fixed-price-incentive, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, cost-type option for the production of 108 MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) Functional Item Replacement (FIR) Kits, related engineering services to support CBASS FIR kits, CBASS FIR kit spares, and CBASS FIR kit warranty. The objective of the MK48 Mod 7 CBASS kit production program is to supply the U.S.

August 4, 2014
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $10,944,817 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for fiscal 2014 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Insertion (ARCI) Systems Production. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software. The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 through Technology Insertion 14 for the U.S. submarine fleet.

July 8, 2014
 

Thales Defense & Security Incorporated, Clarksburg, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $13,437,584 firm-fixed-price contract for purchase of sonar transducers. This is a three-year base contract with no option periods. Using military service is Navy. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Philadelphia (SPRPA1-14-C-Y048).

April 23, 2014
 

Northrop Grumman, Annapolis, Md., is being awarded a $25 million modification to previously awarded contract (N61331-10-D-0009) for the continuation of depot level repair, maintenance, related engineering services, change kits and integrated logistics support documentation for the AN/AQS-14A Sonar Detecting Set, AQS-24 Mine Hunting System, ALQ-141 Acoustic Minehunting/Minesweeping System, USM-668 Intermediate Level Test Equipment (ILTE) and the Modified USM-668A ILTE and the Swivel Slip-Ring Assembly. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Fla., is the contracting activity.

February 21, 2014
 

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a potential $199,692,601 fixed-price-incentive contract for the purchase of three AN/AQS-20A sonar, mine detecting sets with ancillary equipment. The AN/AQS-20A sonar, mine detecting set is a mine hunting and identification system with acoustic and identification sensors housed in an underwater towed body. The acoustic sensors are designed for the detection, classification and localization of bottom, close-tethered, and volume targets in a single pass. The identification sensor is designed for the identification of bottom mines.

February 10, 2014
 

Thales has signed a five-year contract with the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Sonar 2050 anti-submarine sensor used on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate fleet. Sonar 2050 is a medium-range bow sonar currently fitted to thirteen Type 23 frigates and is the Royal Navy’s primary hull-mounted anti- submarine warfare sensor. It also provides the ship with passive detection capabilities at lower frequencies. Thales will provide physical support of Sonar 2050 for operational defect rectifications, a worldwide 24/7 helpdesk support service, dry dock and afloat support, and test equipment and handling.

December 30, 2013
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded an $84,650,745 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-6272) for fiscal 2014 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) production. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of COTS based hardware and software.  The contract provides funding for the development and production of the A-RCI and common acoustics processing for technology insertion 14 (TI-14) for the United States submarine fleet.

December 16, 2013
 

Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Va., is being awarded a $124,531,317 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6294) for the development and production of the acoustic rapid commercial-off-the-shelf insertion (A-RCI) and common acoustics processing for Technology Insertion 12 (TI12) through Technology Insertion 14 (TI14) for the U.S.

October 22, 2013
George I. Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, N.H., is being awarded an $11,005,126 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6302) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three AN/SQQ-32(V)4 Minehunting Sonar Set High Frequency Wideband upgrade systems. The AN/SQQ-32 Minehunting Sonar was designed for deep water minehunting.

July 12, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
SEACON Phoenix LLC, Ashaway, R.I., and AMETEK SCP Inc., Westerly, R.I., are each being awarded a $13,140,237 five-year, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Each company will manufacture 750 stuffing tubes used on sonar systems on submarines. The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa., is the contracting activity. 

June 10, 2013
George I. Seffers

 

December 23, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $107,992,068 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract modification to exercise options for Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

December 12, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded a $161,267,324 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to previously awarded contract for Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services. This contract is being incrementally funded. The contract provides funding for the design and development of A-RCI and common acoustics processing for the United States submarine fleet and for foreign military sales. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

 

July 26, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an approximate $15 million contract modification to design and manufacture hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) system improvement and integration program. A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf-based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity.

March 7, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Sippican Incorporated, Marion, Massachusetts, is being awarded a potential $235 million contract for the production of MK48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement (FIR) kits, engineering services hours, hardware repair support, test equipment, additional spares and production support material. The MK48 Mod 7 kit production program will supply the U.S.

March 1, 2011
By George Seffers

The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory, State College, has been awarded a $150 million contract modification to increase the contract ceiling, providing up to 1,560,000 additional staff hours to provide research, development, engineering, test and evaluation. The core areas include guidance, navigation and control of undersea systems, advanced thermal propulsion, materials and manufacturing technology, atmosphere and defense communications and other related technologies. Research and development areas include, but are not limited to, missiles, radar, sonar, space, undersea warfare, anti-air warfare, command, control and communications, and other related technologies.

February 7, 2011
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronics, Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded a $10 million contract modification to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver 10 AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar set high frequency wideband upgrade systems. The AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine-hunting sonar set high frequency wideband upgrade was developed to improve shallow water mine-hunting capabilities. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

January 31, 2011
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Corporation, Maritime Systems and Sensors, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $11 million option exercise modification for the manufacture of hardware for the Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (ARCI) System Improvement and Integration Program for SSGN 726 and 729, and SSN 781 submarines. ARCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing, through rapid insertion of commercial-off-the-shelf based hardware and software. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

August 30, 2010
By George Seffers

L-3 Communications Ocean Systems, Sylmar, California, is being awarded a potential $27 million contract for Low Frequency Active Towed Sonar (LFATS) for the Egyptian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The LFATS is a long-range active/passive variable-depth sonar that consists of an operator console, power amplifier, towed body arrays, and handling system. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C. is the contracting activity.

August 23, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a maximum $56 million contract for sonar equipment. Using service is Navy. The Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

July 12, 2010
By George Seffers

ManTech International Corporation recently announced that it was awarded a $19.5 million contract by the U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division, to provide engineering, programmatic and technical support services for Navy range acoustic test support programs, including the Surface Ship Radiated Noise Measurement and Fleet Sonar Self Noise programs. The contract has an initial one-year period and four one-year renewal options.