Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the Navy with updated commercial-off-the-shelf sonar systems for 15 U.S. submarines, the Defense Department announced Monday.
Under the $33,745,287 contract modification, the Navy could also potentially provide the systems to other governments under foreign military sales agreements.
Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion systems use commercial hardware and software to integrate towed array, hull array, sphere array and other ship sensor processing systems.
Sixty percent of the work will occur in Manassas, Va. and the rest will occur in Clearwater, Fla.
The Pentagon expects work to finish by December 2013 and the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington is the contracting activity.
The Bethesda, Md.-based defense and technology contractor is also providing technical and engineering services at Aegis program sites to support foreign sales agreements with Japan and Spain.