Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training is being awarded a delivery order to supply 10 Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) Standard Retrofit P-kits to be deployed on the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters.
The firm-fixed-price delivery order, worth around $23 million, was awarded against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds for the amount are being obligated at time of award; none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The contracting activity of the delivery order is the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) located in Patuxent River, Maryland.
Work will be performed Farmingdale, New York (82.77 percent); Owego, New York (17.10 percent); Oldsmar, Florida (0.11 percent); and Syracuse, New York (0.02 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2021.
The H-60 Automatic Radar Periscope Detect and Discrimination (ARPDD) program is a series of radar upgrades for use on MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to help spot and discriminate enemy submarine periscopes. Periscopes by design are difficult to detect due to their small size and short time on the surface, especially in high radar clutter environments and rough seas.
The Telephonics AN/APS-153(V)1 radar is the successor to the AN/APS-147 and in addition to ARPDD, provides other advanced search capabilities including small target detection, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) imaging and a fully integrated Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogator.