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Navy contracts for torpedo defense program

FAIRFAX, Va., June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has modified a contract with Argon ST Inc. to provide model design services supporting the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense program.

U.S. defense and intelligence market solutions provider Argon was awarded a contract modification from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command.

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Under the $6.2 million engineering development award, Argon will provide the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense program's AN/SLQ-25D system with model design support. The AN/SLQ-25D is a next generation technology designed to support torpedo countermeasures.

"We are proud that the Navy continues to rely on Argon for one of its most critical programs," Kerry Rowe, Argon ST president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.

"This new open architecture requirement will directly align Argon with the Navy's future procurement strategy."

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