DRS, Laurel Technologies JV to Produce Tech Insertion Hardware for Navy Submarines

Virginia class submarineA DRS Technologies and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop,  integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems of U.S. Navy submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The Defense Department said Monday that DRS Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines and upgrade the current systems on SSN 688i, SSBN, SSGN, Seawolf, Ohio Replacement and existing Virginia-class submarines.

DoD noted that the contract, received through the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport division, is potentially worth $384.3 million if the option to include a foreign military sale to Australia is exercised.

Contract work will be performed at sites in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Virginia through September 2019.

DRS Laurel received an obligated amount of $350, 000 at the time of award.

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