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12:15 PM, April 25, 2019
Airborne Laser Mine Detection System mounted on the MH-60S helicopter

Northrop Grumman has won a $15 million modification contract from the US Navy for Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) pod system.

ALMDS detects, classifies and localizes near-surface, moored, sea mines. The ALMDS is integrated with the MH-60S helicopter to provide rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in littoral zones, confined straits, choke points, and amphibious objective areas, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.

Work is expected to be complete by August 2021.