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

Lockheed Gets $144.3M to Develop ADS Underwater Sensor Nets

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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.

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