Navy awards $73.5 million contract to Lockheed Martin to build shipboard undersea warfare systems

Lockheed to build ship undersea warfare systems

WASHINGTON, 2 Oct. 2015. Undersea warfare experts at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Mission Systems and Training (MS2) segment in Manassas, Va., will provide the U.S. Navy with 2015's allotment of AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) systems for surface ships under terms of a $73.5 million contract modification announced this week.

Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington are asking Lockheed Martin to provide the Navy’s fiscal 2015 AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 surface ship undersea warfare shipboard electronics system and shore site development systems. The contract is for the technical insertion 14 baseline of the AN/SQQ-89A(V)15 systems.

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