Kollmorgen Corp., Electro-Optical Division, Northampton, Mass., is being awarded a $6,580,913 firm-fixed-price contract for production of eight Universal Modular Mast (UMM) Systems. The UMM provides for development and acquisition of a non-hull penetrating mast that serves as a lifting mechanism for five sensor configurations (the Photonics Mast, the Multi-Function Mast, the Integrated Electronic Mast, the High Data Rate Mast and the Photonics Mast Variant) on Virginia Class
and SSGN Class subm
arines.Each sensor is mounted on a Universal Modular Mast. Work will be performed in Northampton, Mass. (20 percent) and Bologna, Italy (80 percent), and is expected to be completed by May 2009.Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-07-C-6227).