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US Navy accepts DART mission system

7th December 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Navy has received the Raytheon-developed Dual-mode Array Transmitter (DART) mission system following the completion of rigorous acceptance testing at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, NAVSEA announced on 4 December.

The DART mission system is the final component of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission package. The DART mission system and ASW mission package will provide the US Navy with the ability to manoeuvre active and passive sonars above and below the thermocline layer.

Following acceptance of the DART pre-production test article, the navy plans to embark the system on a craft of opportunity and proceed to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center for an in-water demonstration of the of the LCS ASW mission package’s Escort Mission Module prior to formal developmental testing on USS Fort Worth.

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