A business unit of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary will develop a sensor suite and onboard processor to help aircraft detect and classify moored and drifting sea mines under a potential two-year, $12.32 million contract from the U.S. Navy.
The Defense Department said Wednesday the Passive Electro-Optics/Infrared and Light Detection and Ranging Environment for In-stride Classification and Neutralization program also includes technology demonstration.
BAE Systems Inc.’s spectral solutions business will work to develop and demonstrate a sensor suite that consists of a 2-D LIDAR sensor, a visible-to-near-infrared multispectral imaging sensor and a broadband long-wave infrared sensor.
DoD added the subsidiary will then demonstrate the technology to the Navy using two prototype pods that each contain the three sensors, associated electronics and a commercial off-the-shelf laser.
The contract has a base value of $8.9 million.