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Argon ST gets U.S. Navy torpedo decoy contract modification

Boeing subsidiary will provide countermeasure decoy systems and spares.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Argon ST gets U.S. Navy torpedo decoy contract modification
Argon ST, a Boeing company, has received a $10.2 million U.S. Navy contract modification for procurement of AN/SLQ-25A/C torpedo defense systems. An earlier version of the "Nixie" system is shown here off the USS Ashland in 2015. U.S. Navy photo

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Argon ST, a Boeing company, has received a $10.2 million U.S. Navy contract modification for procurement of torpedo defense systems.

The modification calls for the procurement of nine AN/SLQ-25A/C countermeasure decoy systems and spares that provide improved naval defense for current threat torpedoes in support of the Undersea Defensive Warfare program.

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The decoy, also known as "Nixie," is a modular, digitally controlled, electro-acoustic soft-kill countermeasure system. It uses an underwater towed body acoustic projector, deployed astern by a fiber optic tow cable. The system defends ships against wake homing, acoustic homing and wire-guided torpedoes.

Work will be performed in Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 2018.

Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.

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