Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) Collins Aerospace business will build sonar domes on U.S. Navy and allied surface combat vessels under a potential $64 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Crane, Indiana, division.
Collins Aerospace said Tuesday its naval programs group will produce, install, engineer, deploy, inspect and repair hull structure intended to house underwater target detection, navigation and range measurement electronics.
The seven-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers the production of composite domes to support acoustic energy transmission and ensure sonar system performance.
Marc Duvall, president of Collins Aerospace’s aerostructures unit, said the business has refined its sonar materials and technologies over the past 25 years to help keep sailors safe.
“We’re honored to serve the men and women of the Navy and provide the technology they need to see deep into the seas they protect,” Duvall added.
Collins Aerospace uses its RHO-COR composite technology to manufacture sonar hardware and applies the Faro Laser Tracking System to determine a ship’s 3D coordinates for the installation process.