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Australia & S. Pacific | Contracts - Awards | Electronics - General | Japan | Naval Equipment | Northrop-Grumman | USA

$10.7M for Ring Laser Gyro Navigation Aids to USA, Australia, Japan

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Sperry Marine in Charlottesville, VA received an estimated $10.7 million firm-fixed-price letter contract for Ring Laser Gyro Navigators (RLGNs) and Ring Laser Gyrocompasses (RLG). They are the current generation of inertial navigation systems and gyrocompasses on board ship and submarines. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (50%) and the Governments of Australia (25%) and Japan (25%) and under the Foreign Military Sales Program. Work will be performed in Charlottesville, VA and is expected to be complete by March 2007. The contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC (N00024-06-C-4001).

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