Raytheon Awarded $45 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 29, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $45 million U.S. Navy contract for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) system.
Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will manufacture, test, deliver and integrate six AN/AQS-22 systems and provide associated services, support and weapon replaceable assemblies. AN/AQS-22 is the primary undersea warfare sensor for the U.S. Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter, providing critical undersea search, detection, and prosecution capabilities.
"AN/AQS-22 - ALFS - adds significant capabilities to the Navy's anti-submarine warfare mission," said Navy Capt. Paul Grosklags, Multi-Mission Helicopters Program manager. "ALFS integration onboard the MH-60R has provided the warfighter the ability to respond to submarine threats well into the future. System performance during operational testing and subsequent exercises has met or exceeded the requirements."
AN/AQS-22 provides critical undersea warfare mission support capabilities, including submarine detection, tracking, localization, classification, acoustic intercept, underwater communication and environmental data collection. IDS has provided the U.S. Navy with these critical capabilities since 1999, delivering systems under low-rate production contracts. This contract advances the program into full rate production, the first accelerated production contract since the initial fielding of the MH-60R helicopter into the U.S. Navy Fleet earlier this year.
Work on the contract will be performed at Raytheon's Maritime Mission Center in Portsmouth, R.I.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces.
Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
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