WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Progeny Systems has been awarded a $66 million U.S. Navy contract for support work on the MK 54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo.
The cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract action will cover sonar assembly kits and related test equipment, spares and engineering and hardware support services.
The sonar assembly kits will be used to build the torpedoes and commence operational testing and evaluation.
The torpedo will be used by all Navy surface and air anti-submarine warfare forces, improving weapon effectiveness against current and future submarine threats in littoral environments beyond the MK 54 Mod 0 iteration.
Work will be performed in Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia.
It is expected to be completed by August 2020.
Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.