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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Northrop Grumman Receives US Navy Contract to Begin Production of Additional Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems

ALMDS pod mounted on a MH-60S helicopterNorthrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS).

The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support.

The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds and geolocates mine-like objects with its pulsed laser light and streak tube receivers by imaging, in 3-D, day or night, the near-surface of the ocean.

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