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Lockheed Martin awarded $77M for AN/SQQ-89 sonar system

Posted by Dylan Malyasov on

The Lockheed Martin subsidiary received the contract for production of AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS) combat system.

The contract, announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is worth more than $77.7 million and covers production of the U.S. Navy’s AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS).

The AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 is the Surface Ship Undersea Warfare combat system with the capabilities to search, detect, classify, localize and track undersea contacts, and to engage and evade submarines, mine-like small objects and torpedo threats.

The contract is for development, integration and production of future advanced capability build and technical insertion baselines of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 USW systems. 

Work is expected to be completed by May 2021.

The AN/SQQ-89(V) provides surface warships with a seamlessly integrated USW/ASW detection, localization, classification and targeting capability. The system presents an integrated picture of the acoustic tactical situation by receiving, combining and processing active and passive sonar sensor data from a variety of hull-mounted arrays, towed arrays, and sonobuoys.

In addition to active and passive detection, the system provides a full range of USW functions: underwater fire control, onboard training capability, a highly-evolved display subsystem, and integration with the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS MK III and Block II Upgrade) helicopter for sonobuoy signal processing.

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