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12:45 PM, January 14, 2017
Lockheed Martin To Procure Undersea Surveillance System For US Navy
Lockheed Martin Corp. is being awarded a contract modification for the production and support of Acoustic Rapid Commercial off-the-shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems for the U.S. submarine fleet

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has won a $120 million contract to procure Technical Insertion 16 Acoustic-Rapid-Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) engineering services and the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS).

A-RCI is a sonar system that integrates and improves towed array, hull array, sphere array, and other ship sensor processing through rapid insertion of COTS-based hardware and software, the serivice announced Friday.

IUSS provides the Navy with submarine detection, identification, and classification.  Work will be performed in Manassas, Virginia (95 percent); and Clearwater, Florida (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2017.

Fiscal 2015 and 2016 shipbuilding conversion (Navy); fiscal 2016 and 2017 other procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funding in the amount of $12,580,386 will be obligated at the time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

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