US Navy to Buy ADEPT Units from Mikros
Mikros Systems Corporation, an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems for the Department of Defense, announced the award of a new production contract award valued at $5 million for its ADEPT® equipment, used by the U.S. Navy to maintain advanced radar systems.
The Navy plans to purchase fifty-four (54) ADEPT units over the next year, for a total contract value of $5 million. These systems will be deployed on Navy “Aegis” destroyers and cruisers to support the AN/SPY-1 radar in air defense and ballistic missile defense missions. These systems will join the 130 ADEPT units already deployed and in everyday use by the Navy.
The new contract is the first Full Rate Production contract for the third-generation ADEPT system. A low rate initial production (LRIP) run of three units was recently completed to validate the new design. The production systems will be assembled at the recently-expanded Mikros Manufacturing and Depot facility in Largo FL.
Mark Laureigh, Mikros Director of Operations, who runs the Largo facility, said “We are ready here in Florida to execute this contract. We are putting assembly and quality control systems in place to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality equipment to the Navy.”