The U.S. Navy has awarded L3 Technologies a $49.4M contract to provide technical, logistics and inventory management support for the service branch’s sonar devices.
The Defense Department said Tuesday the company’s ocean systems division will evaluate, repair and update TB-23/BQ towed array system modules and related test equipment under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
Work will occur through December 2021 and will also include configuration management, engineering, production and depot operations support.
TB-23 is a system of hydrophones latched onto the rear of a submarine or a surface ship through a cable and works to refine the vessel’s signal-to-noise ratio, frequency and detection range.
The Navy will obligate $4.1M at the time of award from its fiscal 2018 “other” procurement funds