Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems.
The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search mine-hunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter.
The AN/AQS-24C system is a modification to the AN/AQS-24B configuration, providing high-speed capability to detect and classify volume (moored) mines while simultaneously hunting bottom mines, and will be deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter.
The AN/AQS-24C system will integrate ahead-looking topographic large area survey volume search sonar and its associated software into operational AN/AQS-24B systems.
Work will be performed primarily performed in in Annapolis, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2016.
The Naval Sea Systems Command Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-15-C-6320).