A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary will provide another five AN/SLQ-25C torpedo defense systems to the U.S. Navy under a $6.5 million contract to design, develop and build the systems for Navy combatant ships.
The company said Tuesday its Argon ST business is the sole contractor on the program and will perform work at facilities in Lemont Furnace and Smithfield in Pennsylvania.
Mark Bock, director of maritime defensive systems at Argon ST, said that manufacturing the AN/SLQ-25C’s towed body component will utilize a streamlined production process.
He added that the company’s partnership with the Navy spans more than two decades.
AN/SLQ-25C, also known as “Nixie, ” is an electro-acoustic decoy system that mimics a surface ship’s acoustic signature to divert incoming torpedoes, Boeing said.