Lockheed Martin announced it will provide the U.S. Navy (USN) the latest advancements in sonar systems under a contract valued at up to $425 million for guidance and control systems for the MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo. The contract is part of a five-year effort to increase the inventory of the MK 48 Mod 7 torpedoes for the submarine fleet.

The Lockheed Martin guidance and control systems will equip the torpedoes with increased bandwidth and streamlined targeting and tracking capabilities. These systems will increase the torpedoe’s effectiveness and provide advanced counter-measure capabilities.

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