This article is included in these additional categories:

Coastal & Littoral | Design Innovations | Electronics - General | Lockheed Martin | New Systems Tech | Sensors - Aquatic | USA

Lockheed Gets $144.3M to Develop ADS Underwater Sensor Nets

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account.
ADS Concept(click to view full) In December 2005, DID described the Advanced Deployable System (ADS), a set of fast-deploying sensor nets that could be laid to detect advanced submarines in shallow littoral waters. This variant of the ADS is designed for deployment and use from the decks of the USA’s new Littoral Combat Ships. The U.S. Navy has now awarded Lockheed Martin $144.3 million for continued development of the ADS under an option to a $21 million contract awarded in 2004, a rapidly deployable undersea surveillance system. Under the option, Lockheed Martin will provide system engineering, detailed design and program management required to conduct a Detailed Design Review and build a system that will be deployed from a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) for technical and operational evaluation. If all options of the ADS contract are exercised, the cumulative value will be $243 million.

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources