Sanders Wins $26 Million Navy Contract
Sanders, a Lockheed Martin company, has received an initial $26 million contract from the Department of the Navy for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase of a cooperative U.S.- U.K. logistics upgrade program for the AN/SSQ-108 Outboard system. Under the contract, Sanders will provide Engineering Development Models to be delivered over the next two years, with additional options for low rate initial production units to be exercised over the next three years. The total value of the contract, including options, will be $67 million.
Work will be performed at Sanders' Surveillance Systems Division in Hudson, N.H. Planned major subcontractors are Siemens Plessey of Christchurch, England; Applied Signal Technology of Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Southwest Research of San Antonio, Texas.
The Outboard system, which was produced by Sanders, provides shipborne countermeasures detection and analysis for U.S. and Royal Navy destroyers. The upgrade will allow system components to handle current and future threats with a sustainable logistical design.