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Northrop Starts Low-Rate Production For Navy Mine-Detection System

April 10 2012


The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Aerospace, Melbourne, Fla., a contract for the final developmental phase before full production of its airborne laser mine-detection system, reports Avionics Intelligence.

The $27.1 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, Fla., covers low-rate initial production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine-Detection System (ALMDS).

The electro-optical system is designed to detect, classify and pinpoint floating...

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