USA: Kollmorgen Wins USD 16.2 Million Photonics Mast Program Contract


Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $16,200,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-6293) to exercise cost-type options for the modification of materials and travel associated with engineering services for the photonics mast program.

The photonics mast is a non-hull penetrating electronic imaging subsystem of the command and control system.  The photonics mast incorporates visible, infrared and electronic support measures sensors and stealth features that will provide new capabilities for attack submarines.  The subsystem comprises the sensor group, the mast group, the data transmission group, and the control and display group.

The AN/BVS-1 photonics mast system will be installed on the Virginia-class submarines (SSN 780 – SSN 783).  Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass., and is expected to be completed by March 2016.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity
Source: Defense, April 28, 2011;