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Coastal & Littoral | Contracts - Modifications | Design Innovations | Lockheed Martin | New Systems Tech | Sensors - Aquatic | USA

Sub-Finding Sensor Nets Get a Step Closer

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ADS Concept(click to view full) Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems and Sensors in Manassas, VA is exercising a $5.3 million option under previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee/ cost-plus-award-fee contract N00039-04-C-0035 for optional contract line item number 0003. This provides for a critical design, development and demonstration of a fully integrated Advanced Deployable System (ADS, System Development and Demonstration phase), and delivery for technical and operational evaluations. This increases the estimated cumulative value of the contract, if all options are exercised, from $239.1 million to $243.3 million. What’s an ADS? It’s actually part of a broader trend we’ve covered toward beefing up the USA’s littoral warfare capabilities in shallow waters and near coasts. It also fits into the USA’s new anti-submarine doctrine. Specifically… General Dynamics TeamTrimaran LCS Design(click to enlarge) ADS is a system designed to detect and track modern diesel electric and nuclear submarines. It will also be able to track surface ships, and will have some capability to monitor mine-laying activities. The idea is to have an undersea surveillance system that can be deployed as needed by platforms like submarines, Littoral Combat Ships, et. al. rather than relying entirely on systems like FSD (Fixed Distributed System) that require extensive installation work in […]

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