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Leidos awarded TRAPS contract

19th September 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Leidos has received a follow-on contract from the US Navy to provide submarine detection sonar services.

The three-year award has a total value of approximately $73 million.

The company will support the navy's Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office long-range detection and classification of submarines in deep water environments mission through the fabrication, testing and delivery of Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path System (TRAPS) prototype units.

Leidos originally developed the TRAPS system under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract awarded in 2014, and has supported US Navy operations as the sole provider of these systems.

Eric Freeman, Leidos C4ISR solutions operation manager, said: ‘This award underscores our continuous support to the navy's undersea warfare mission area and further emphasises our commitment to both fixed, deployable and mobile acoustic surveillance capabilities.

‘Our team will continue to provide warfighters with innovative, cost-efficient solutions that modernise, upgrade and improve the technical performance of the TRAPS prototype systems in a critical domain.’

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