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Northrop Gets Additional Order for Naval Aircraft Laser Mine Detectors

Northrop Gets Additional Order for Naval Aircraft Laser Mine Detectors - top government contractors - best government contracting event

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman has been awarded a contract of an undisclosed value to produce five more AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems for installation on the U.S. Navy‘s MH-60 helicopters.

The company said Monday it will also provide subsystems, equipment and spares and technical support for the ALMDS mine countermeasure pods.

AN/AES-1 systems are designed with pulsed laser, streak tube receiver and geolocation technologies that work to locate and identify mine objects.

Northrop’s ALMDS manufacturing team members are Arete Associates, Cutting Edge Optronics, CPI Aerostructures, Curtiss Wright Defense Solutions and Meggitt Defence Systems.

Northrop says it has provided Navy with 12 ALMDS pods and delivered four similar systems to Japan.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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