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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lockheed Martin wins Japanese, U.S. Navy contract worth up to $71 million

SURTASS TL-29AThe U.S. Navy and Japan have selected Lockheed Martin's plant in suburban Syracuse to supply towed-array sonar systems in a contract worth up to $71 million, according to Pentagon officials.

The initial order for $25.1 million represents the first foreign military sale of the towed arrays for Lockheed's plant at Electronics Park in Salina, a company spokesman said.

Lockheed will supply Japan with two SURTASS TL-29A twin-line systems, underwater passive acoustic sensors towed side-by-side behind a ship to detect submarines.

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