Military and Aerospace:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Navy missile-defense experts are asking the DRS Laurel Technologies segment of Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, Pa., to provide AN/SPQ-9B anti-ship missile defense (ASMD) radar systems to help protect U.S. Navy surface warships from enemy anti-ship missiles.
Officials of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington announced a $21.5 million order to DRS Laurel last week to build five AN/SPQ-9B ASMD radar systems and related equipment.
This order is part of a contract with options that could bring its cumulative value to $263 million to provide radar systems for the U.S. Navy and the government of Japan. Last May the Navy awarded DRS Laurel a $64.3 million contract to build as many as 59 AN/SPQ-9B radar systems.
This order is for five AN/SPQ-9B radar systems; five combat interface kits; three digital signal processor upgrade kits; and three periscope-detection and -discrimination upgrade kits.