L-3 Unidyne has been awarded a contract valued at over $69 million to provide life-cycle support services for U.S. Navy towed arrays, including both surface ship and submarine applications for the Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division. The scope of the contract will be performed primarily in Newport, R.I., but could also involve technical assistance wherever U.S. Navy submarines and surface combatants are located. Work, with the exercise of contract options, is expected to be completed by June 2015.
The purpose of the contract is to sustain a sufficient inventory of towed array assets to support operational and mission readiness of the submarines and surface ships that deploy them. Under the award, L-3 Unidyne engineers and technicians will upgrade, repair and refurbish vital towed array sonar systems, towed array sonar modules, towed array sonar components, tow cables, tow cable components, and ancillary equipment and components for all U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) towed array sonar systems in the current inventory and those that may be developed over the course of the contract.
“This is a significant win for L-3 Unidyne, and we are extremely pleased to be recognized for our exceptional record of providing outstanding products and services to the U.S. Navy,” said John Greene, president of L-3’s Marine Service Sector.
L-3 Unidyne, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, is located in Norfolk, Va., and provides cutting-edge engineering, analytical, technical and industrial support services for DoD maritime activities and related commercial businesses.