The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman for the delivery of transducer array/nose shell…

via John Currin (JC ‘s Naval and Military) – Google+ Public Posts

The U.S. Navy has contracted Northrop Grumman for the delivery of transducer array/nose shell assemblies of the MK 48 heavyweight torpedo.

The MK 48 is the primary offensive weapon deployed from all U.S. Navy submarines.

The initial $9.6 million contract covers engineering and production of 45 MK 48 torpedo transducer array/nose shell assemblies. Three additional options allow for up to 45 units apiece, for a total of up to 180 systems over five years.

The transducer array is the main sensor used to acoustically detect, locate, and guide the torpedo to its intended target.

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