AÂ DRS TechnologiesÂ and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop, Â integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems ofÂ U.S. NavyÂ submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The Defense Department said MondayÂ that DRSÂ Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines andÂ upgrade the currentÂ systems onÂ SSN 688i, SSBN, SSGN, Seawolf, Ohio Replacement and existing Virginia-class submarines.
DoDÂ noted that the contract, received through the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport division, is potentially worth $384.3 million if the option toÂ include aÂ foreign military sale toÂ Australia is exercised.
Contract work will beÂ performed at sites in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Virginia through September 2019.
DRSÂ Laurel received an obligated amount of $350, 000 at the time of award.