A 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.