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Raytheon awarded contract for AN/AQS-20 mine hunting program


Raytheon is awarded $11,738,000 for firm-fixed-price undefinitized delivery order N00024-19-F-6308 under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N61331-17-D-0001 for deploy and retrieve systems in support of the mine-hunting AN/AQS-20 program.


Raytheon awarded contract for AN AQS 20 mine hunting program 1 The AN/AQS-20C Towed Mine-hunting Sonar is streamed into Gulf of Mexico waters of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Gulf test range (Picture source: US Navy)


The highly specialized equipment under this contract will deploy, tow and retrieve the AN/AQS-20 sonar in support of mine hunting operations. The AN/AQS-20 is an advanced mine hunting sonar for the Littoral Combat Ship's Mine Countermeasures Mission package. Work will be performed in Keyport, Washington (90%); and Portsmouth, Rhode Island (10%), and is expected to be completed by October 2020. Fiscal 2019 other-procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $5,751,620 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1): only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.


Raytheon awarded contract for AN AQS 20 mine hunting program 2 AN/AQS-20C Towed Mine-hunting Sonar (Picture source: Raytheon)