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Indian and Danish Seahawks to receive ALFS

5th August 2020 - 09:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin is to produce and deliver 39 AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS) to the USN and FMS customers, for integration into MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopters.

Under a $181.74 million contract modification from Naval Air Systems Command, announced on 4 August, 24 sonar systems will be provided for India and seven for Denmark, while the USN will receive eight.

Work will be performed in Brest, France (77%); Portsmouth, Rhode Island (15%); and Owego, New York (8%), for completion by December 2024. 

According to Shephard Defence Insight, other FMS customers for ALFS include Australia.

The sonar enables the MH-60R to accomplish the ASW missions of submarine detection, tracking, localisation and classification, as well as acoustic intercept, underwater communications and environmental data acquisition.

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