Litton Awarded Contract To Develop Hull-Mounted Fiberoptic Sub Sonars

Litton's Guidance & Control Systems division, Woodland Hills, Calif., has been selected by the U.S.

Navy to develop and demonstrate the operational advantages of hullmounted submarine fiberoptic sonars.

Litton officials said the $5.8 million, two-year program, awarded by the U.S. Navy's Underwater Systems Center, New London, Conn., is aimed at providing expanded data handling capacity in a less complex system, as well as demonstrating the substantial weight and cost reduction potential of planar arrays built from new structural materials coupled with fiberoptic acoustic sensors and optical telemetry.

Litton will manage the program, design and develop the fiberoptic acoustic sensor, telemetry and shipboard fiberoptic-related electronic and electro-optic equipment.

General Electric will integrate the system into the submarine's combat system and Martin Marietta will design and fabricate the mechanical structure that houses the system's acoustic devices and couples it to the vessel's hull.

Under a separate, but parallel contract, General Electric and Martin Marietta are developingthe BSY- 2 antisubmarine combat system for the Seawolf (SSN-21).

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Nov 1991

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