WASHINGTON - L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp., of Millersville, Maryland, has been awarded a $17,772,601 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract from the United States Navy for the design, development, production and test of two thin line compact towed arrays, 10 test assets, engineering service hours and provisioning item order spares. This effort is the result of Small Business Innovation Research topic number N05-125, Compact Towed Sonar Array.
TB-29A Towed Array
Source: U.S. Navy
Thin line compact towed array provides the U.S. Naval Fleet with the next generation of array technology to address reliability and maintain mission operational capability. The thin line compact towed array is a reliability improvement array that incorporates compact towed array telemetry while maintaining TB-29A acoustic performance.
Work will be performed in Millersville, Maryland (50 percent); Ashaway, Rhode Island (25 percent); and Liverpool, New York (25 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2016.
Fiscal 2011 and 2012 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $12,201,219 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with of FAR 6.302-5.
The U.S. Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N00024-14-C-6233.