The U.S. Navy has selected Raytheon Integrated Defense to provide the new variable depth sonar system for the littoral combat ships. The USD27.9 million contract followed a study and product assessment phase during which Raytheon proved the solution’s features and capabilities met all of the U.S. Navy’s design and performance requirements. A mission-critical anti-submarine warfare asset, the sonar system will be deployed from the ships to locate and track foe submarines.

Now under contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense will advance its design to a full pre-production test article, expected to be complete in late 2018. The contract includes options for production which, if exercised, brings total contract value to more than USD300 million.

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