Leonardo DRS secures AN/SPQ-9B NAVSEA contract

On May 29, Arlington, VA-based Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it was awarded a contract from NAVSEA to provide AN/SPQ-9B radar design agent and engineering services. The contract includes options, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to more than $26 million.

Under the contract, DRS will provide system engineering, software development, hardware design, installation, safety, test, product updates, system upgrade and configuration management support.

“We are very proud to be selected as the design agent on SPQ-9B and are honored to support this critical air and surface threat detection program for the Navy,” Cari Ossenfort, senior vice president and general manager of the Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business unit. “Our agility, proven engineering processes as well as our experienced team are the key reasons we are a trusted partner to NAVSEA and PEO Integrated Warfare Systems.”

The AN/SPQ-9B is an X-band, pulse Doppler, frequency-agile radar which was designed specifically for the littoral environment. It has a very high clutter improvement factor supporting a very low false track rate in the littorals and in high clutter environments. It scans out to the horizon and performs simultaneous and automatic air and surface target detection and tracking of low flying anti-ship cruise missiles surface threats, and low/slow flying aircraft, UAVs, periscopes, and helicopters.

Source: Leonardo DRS

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