Raytheon has won a $7 million contract to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver low-rate initial production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) for the US Navy's MH-60 twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopters.
The contract includes providing engineering services and support.
The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device, US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday.
The system will be deployed from the MH-60 helicopter as part of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission module.
Work is expected to be completed December 2021.