USA: $14.1M for up to 100 Submarine Radomes
Radant Technologies, Incorporated in Stow, MA received a sole-source $14.1 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for submarine communication antenna radomes and related engineering services, with firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee provisions. This contract allows for the procurement of up to 100 radomes, at a rate of 20 radomes per year for the 5 year life of this contract, along with the procurement of special tooling needed for the manufacturing of these radomes. This contract also includes services for the testing, inspection and evaluation of damaged radomes, plus engineering services to include studies, upgrades, technical improvements, and life cycle refurbishment.
Radar on submarines may seem like a strange concept, but it makes a lot of sense as a situation awareness and surveillance tool when the boat is on the surface – especially in the modern age, when submarines fire radar-guided anti-ship missiles. The cutaway diagram above shows the positioning of the radar on an American Improved Los Angeles Class attack sub.
Work will be performed in Stow, MA and work is expected to be complete by January 2013. Contract funds in the amount of $177,191 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured by the The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division in Newport, RI (N66604-08-D-0660).