Progeny Systems to provide submarine torpedo-defense systems in $6.8 million contract modification
WASHINGTON, 27 March 2015. U.S. Navy undersea warfare experts are asking engineers at Progeny Systems Corp. in Manassas, Va., to build torpedo-defense systems for the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine fleet under terms of a $6.8 million contract modification announced this month.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington are asking Progeny Systems to provide the AN/WLY-1 system, AN/WSQ-9 interface kits, intercept and ranging systems, archival media center kits, and swinger kits systems and spares.
The AN/WLY-1 acoustic interception and countermeasures system, provides Ohio-class nuclear missile submarines with an automatic response against torpedo attack.
The AN/WLY-1 is an acoustic threat intercept system with threat platform sonar and torpedo-recognition capability for early detection, classification, and tracking of incoming torpedo threats.
The system has radius of curvature and multipath ranging, and includes a control subsystem for launch management of all onboard torpedo countermeasures devices and launchers.
The AN/WLY-1 also is under consideration for use aboard Los Angeles-class and other Navy fast-attack submarines. On this contract modification Progeny Systems will do the work in Manassas, Va., and should be finished by June 2016.