L-3 awarded $11 Million contract for TB-34X Towed Array Passive Sonar

20160408 – L-3 Chesapeake Sciences Corp., Millersville, Maryland, is being awarded an $11,889,610 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the development and production of a first article TB-34X fat line towed array, tow cable, test set, receivers and provisioned items orders.  The TB-34X is a fat line towed array passive sonar receiver installed aboard Navy submarines.  The TB-34X array is in the same form factor as the TB-34 array; however, it affords increased capability, greater reliability and reduced obsolescence.   This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $60,642,677.  Work will be performed in Millersville, Maryland (68 percent); Liverpool, New York (29 percent); and Manassas, Virginia (3 percent), and is expected to be completed by December 2017.  Fiscal 2014 and 2015 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $7,214,610 will be obligated at time of award, and funding in the amount of $4,756,224 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was competitively procured on the basis of full and open competition via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-16-C-6239).

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  • Article: http://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/715828
  • Image: http://www.l-3mps.com/oceansystems/pdfs/ReelableTowedArray_Nov07_low.pdf
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