US Navy, Australia Order TIH Systems for Submarines

DRS Laurel Technologies, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $171 million contract for the development, integration and production of Technology Insertion Hardware.

 

TIH is the latest generation of display, processor, and network requirements for combat control and sonar systems for U.S. Navy submarines.

Equipment will provide modernization and upgrade of systems currently installed on SSN 688i, SSBN, SSGN, Seawolf, Virginia class, and Ohio Replacement submarines, as well as installation of initial systems for new construction Virginia class submarines.

This contract includes an option, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $384,340,759.

The option combines purchases for the U.S. Navy (94.2 percent), and the government of Australia (5.8 percent), under the Foreign Military Sales program.

The majority of the work will be performed in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and is expected to be completed by September 2019.

Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $350,000 will be obligated at time of award.

Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, Keyport, Washington, is the contracting activity.

Press Release, September 30, 2014; Image: US Navy

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