The U.S. Navy received on Friday the Raytheon-built array transmitter component of the Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Package.
The company handed over the Dual-mode Array Transmitter Mission System to the service branch after the completion of acceptance trials at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Florida, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday.
The Navy will utilize the DART Mission System to help sailors handle passive and active sonars beyond the thermocline layer.
The military branch plans to send the DART mission system to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center to demonstrate the package’s Escort Mission Module before its deployment aboard USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) for developmental tests.
Capt. Ted Zobel, program manager for the LCS Mission Module, said the DART system as well as the package’s Multi-Function Towed Array, SQQ-89 acoustic processing platform and MH-60R helicopter will provide significant support to the fleet.
NAVSEA noted that LCS 3 sailors helped during the DART system’s early-testing phase and offered feedback to Raytheon on the platform’s operation.