Raytheon to Produce Airborne Sonar Systems for US Navy; Kevin Peppe Comments

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon has been awarded a potential $98 million contract to supply the U.S. Navy with airborne low frequency sonar systems.

The contract contains an option for the company to produce additional AN/AQS-22 systems for U.S. inventory and the foreign military sales program, Raytheon said Wednesday.

ALFS serves as the undersea warfare sensor for the Navy’s MH-60R helicopter and integrates with the MK 54 torpedo.

The ALFS  anti-submarine warfare sensor works to “effectively ­sense and detect the otherwise unseen threat of enemy submarines,” said Kevin Peppe, Raytheon vice president of integrated defense systems’ seapower capability systems business area.

To date, the company has delivered eight systems to the Royal Australian Navy under an FMS deal and Raytheon is on contract to complete an additional 17 systems by 2016.

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