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Northrop to Provide Navy USVs with Sonar-Capable Mine Hunters; Tom Jones Comments

Northrop to Provide Navy USVs with Sonar-Capable Mine Hunters; Tom Jones Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

northrop grumman logoNorthrop Grumman has won a contract to provide U.S. Navy unmanned surface vehicles with new minehunting systems that have side-scan sonars developed to find explosives from distant locations.

The project aims to integrate the repackaged AQS-24A Side Look Sonar System to USVs and facilitate real-time detection and classification of naval mines during search missions, Northrop said Monday.

The company hopes to use the results of the latest program for future enhancements to the capabilities of USVs that have tested AQS-24A systems for more than a decade.

“This is a great step forward for those who have been involved in USVs and minehunting for as many years as the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Northrop Grumman,” said Tom Jones, Northrop vice president for undersea systems.

Northrop and the center previously co-developed a USV capable of handling the AQS-24A.

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