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CPI To Continue Helping Northrop Build Anti-Mine System

CPI To Continue Helping Northrop Build Anti-Mine System - top government contractors - best government contracting event

CPI To Continue Helping Northrop Build Anti-Mine System - top government contractors - best government contracting eventNorthrop Grumman has awarded a new subcontract to CPI Aerostructures Inc. for pod structural housings on Northrop“™s airborne laser mine detection system, Northrop announced Wednesday.

Under a previous contract, CPI Aero has delivered Northrop 10 pod structural housings for lots one through three of low rate initial production.

CPI Aero will make pressurized and thermally-conditioned structures containing both the system’s laser and electronics.

The new subcontract covers four housings and delivery is scheduled to start in mid-2013, Northrop said.

Northrop is contracted by the Navy to make a fourth lot of the system, a part of the mine countermeasure mission package on the Navy“™s new Lockheed Martin-made Littoral Combat Ship.

Navy personnel will use the system to locate and assess anti-ship mines in coastal waters, harbors, confined straits, choke points and amphibious assault areas where aircraft carriers and expeditionary strike groups operate.

Laser light and streak tube receivers are housed in an external equipment pod on the MH-60S helicopter, Northrop said.

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Written by Ross Wilkers

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