Northrop Grumman to provide laser components to repair Navy Multispectral Targeting Systems

CRANE, Ind., 1 March 2016. U.S. Navy airborne sensors experts are looking to Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide laser components for the repair of an electro-optical sensor and laser-designation system for a variety of aircraft.

Mar 1st, 2016
Northrop Grumman to provide laser components to repair Navy Multispectral Targeting Systems
Northrop Grumman to provide laser components to repair Navy Multispectral Targeting Systems
CRANE, Ind., 1 March 2016. U.S. Navy airborne sensors experts are looking to Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide laser components for the repair of an electro-optical multispectral sensor and laser-designation system for a variety of aircraft.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Ind., announced a plan to negotiate an order with the Northrop Grumman Mission Systems segment in Apopka, Fla., to provide the electro-optical components.

Northrop Grumman will provide single-color diode pumped laser designators, dual-beam emitters and receivers, and tri-beam emitters and receivers to repair airborne Multispectral Targeting Systems (MTS).

The MTS, integrated by the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, is an airborne forward-looking infrared, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions.

Raytheon is providing MTS systems for the Navy Sikorsky MH-60 helicopter and for the U.S. Air Force HC/MC-130J four-engine turboprop aircraft. Versions of the MTS also are aboard the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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NSWC-Crane experts say they expect to award a five-year contract to Northrop Grumman worth as much as $44.9 million for the single-color diode pumped laser designators, dual-beam emitters and receivers, and tri-beam emitters and receivers as spare and replacement items for failure analysis and repair of failed MTS units.

Northrop Grumman is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of these MTS electro-optical components. Navy experts say they intend to award a contract to Northrop Grumman sole-source because finding alternative suppliers would be too expensive and time-consuming.

Companies with similar technologies may submit capability statements, proposals, or quotations. Email the Navy's Jeannie Cummins at jeannie.cummins@navy.mil for information on submitting information.

More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DON/NAVSEA/N00164/N0016416RJQ08/listing.html.

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