has been awarded a contract worth $101 million over five years to produce AN/USQ-78B acoustic processing and display systems for the US Navy’s P-3C maritime patrol aircraft.
Lockheed Martin will build 69 AN/USQ-78B acoustic system upgrade kits, 53 AN/USQ-78B acoustic system retrofit kits, and seven T-78 acoustic system trainers. Lockheed Martin will also provide engineering and technical services.
The initial delivery order for fiscal year 2005 is worth $28 million for 18 systems and 36 retrofit kits.
The AN/USQ-78B acoustic processing and display system functions as an integral component of the aircraft’s Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) system. The system supports the command and control of the signal processors, drives the displays and controls for two sensor stations and communicates with other acoustic subsystems.