Northrop Grumman Secures Additional Work on US Navy’s Minehunting Sonars
Annapolis-based Northrop Grumman, a global security company, has received a USD 25 million modification to previously awarded contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division.
Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will continue 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.
Northrop Grumman’s AN/AQS-24A Airborne Minehunting System is the only deployed and operationally proven, high-speed airborne mine hunting system in the world. It features a high-resolution, side scan sonar for real time detection, localization and classification of bottom and moored mines at high area coverage rates.
The work will be performed in Annapolis, Md., and is expected to be completed by February 2015.
Naval Today Staff, April 23, 2014; Image: Northrop Grumman