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.

Progeny Systems to provide submarine torpedo-defense systems in $6.8 million contract modification
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.

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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.

For more information contact Progeny Systems online at www.progeny.net, or Naval Sea Systems Command at www.navsea.navy.mil.

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