BAE Systems to supply LockNESS maritime defence system to US
BAE Systems has received a $3.9 million contract for the development of a customised variant of the company’s Lock-on Naval Electro-optic/infrared Sensor System (LockNESS) maritime defence system.
The contract was awarded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the US Naval Research Laboratory.
The LockNESS maritime defence system integrates with existing onboard sensors and monitors the surrounding area with tracking software and advanced algorithms to create a 360-degree visual threat picture.
Somit Mathur, programme manager of imaging and aiming solutions at BAE Systems, said: ‘We have developed an innovative, cost-effective approach to quickly detect and track low radar cross section threats through the rapid intake of massive amounts of data associated with a high powered sensor.
'The result is an integrated maritime defence system that provides enhanced situational awareness to better protect platforms and crews against surface threats by greatly shortening the detect-to-engage cycle.’
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