Lockheed Martin Receives $182 Million for MH-60R Sea Hawk Sonars

 In Defense, Sea, USA, Air, India, Forces & Capabilities

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons sup­pli­er Lockheed Martin Corp. was award­ed a con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion from the Naval Air Systems Command for Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS).

The con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $182 mil­lion and covers pro­duc­tion, deliv­ery and inte­gra­tion of 24 ALFSs for the gov­ern­ment of India; eight ALFSs for the Navy and seven ALFS for the gov­ern­ment of Denmark, into MH-60R Seahawk heli­copters.

The ALFS is the pri­ma­ry under­sea war­fare sensor of the MH-60R multi-mis­sion heli­copter. This inte­grat­ed dip­ping sonar system enables the MH-60R to accom­plish the assigned ASW mis­sions of sub­ma­rine detec­tion, track­ing, local­iza­tion and clas­si­fi­ca­tion. It also per­forms mis­sions relat­ing to acoustic inter­cept, under­wa­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tions and envi­ron­men­tal data acqui­si­tion.

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In May, Lockheed Martin Corp. received a $904,8 con­tract mod­i­fi­ca­tion from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for the pro­duc­tion of and deliv­ery of MH-60R Seahawk mar­itime heli­copters.

The award, announced by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on 14 May, covers the pro­duc­tion and deliv­ery of three MH-60R Seahawk mar­itime heli­copters for the Navy and 21 MH-60Rs for the gov­ern­ment of India.

Work is expect­ed to be com­plete by September 2024.

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