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Navy Awards Two Contracts For Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System

File photo of a US Navy MH-60R multi-mission helicopter, which would utilise the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system as its primary undersea warfare sensor.
by Staff Writers
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Feb 22, 2007
Raytheon has been awarded a $50.8 million U.S. Navy contract for the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system. Designated the AN/AQS-22, the system is the primary undersea warfare sensor for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The company also received a subsequent $5.6 million contract for production sustaining support.

AN/AQS-22 delivers significant undersea search, detection, and prosecution capabilities for the Navy's undersea warfare mission.

"The performance of AN/AQS-22 continues to be outstanding," said U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Grosklags, program manager for Multi-Mission Helicopters. "This AN/AQS-22 production contract demonstrates the Navy's continued commitment to providing the fleet with the most reliable and highly capable undersea warfare weapons to meet current and future threats."

Under the production contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will manufacture, test, deliver and integrate 19 systems and provide associated services, support and weapon replaceable assemblies. Under the 2007 support contract, IDS will provide design, production and software support, technical documentation and integrated logistics support for the Navy's existing inventory of AN/AQS-22 systems.

AN/AQS-22 provides critical undersea warfare mission support capabilities, including submarine detection, tracking, localization, classification, acoustic intercept, underwater communication and environmental data collection. Integrated Defense Systems has been the prime production supplier providing the U.S. Navy with these critical capabilities since 1999. This contract extends the program's full-rate production that has been accelerated since the initial fielding of the MH-60R helicopter into the U.S. Navy Fleet in 2006.

Work will be performed at Raytheon's Maritime Mission Center in Portsmouth, R.I., and Thales Underwater Systems in Brest, France.

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