Navy orders shipboard torpedo defense systems

Argon ST Inc. in Smithfield, Pa., are building nine additional shipboard electronics systems for the U.S. Navy that use torpedo-spoofing decoys to lure enemy torpedoes away from U.S. and allied surface ships.

Oct 2nd, 2016

Argon ST Inc. in Smithfield, Pa., are building nine additional shipboard electronics systems for the U.S. Navy that use torpedo-spoofing decoys to lure enemy torpedoes away from U.S. and allied surface ships. Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $10.2 million order to Argon ST, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Co., to provide nine AN/SLQ-25A/C countermeasure decoy systems. The AN/SLQ-25A/C is a digitally controlled modular electro-acoustic soft kill countermeasure decoy system that employs an underwater towed body acoustic projector deployed from the ship's stern on a fiber-optic tow cable to defend ships against wake-homing, acoustic homing, and wire-guided enemy torpedoes. The new order is to provide improved naval surface ship defense against modern advanced torpedoes in support of the Navy's Undersea Defensive Warfare Programs.

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