The U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday that Raytheon Missile and Defense has revised its contract to produce the Airborne Mine Neutralization System to 1.7 million.
Contract modification from Naval Sea Systems Command includes additional contract options which, if used, have a cumulative value of $, $, 550,51. Will bring in
The work will be performed in Rhode Island, Portsmouth and is expected to be completed by March 20224.
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It is added that if all the options are used, the work will continue till March 20227.
Raytheon says the vehicle, the Airborne Mine Neutralization System, or AMNS, is the standard for US Navy’s Airborne Mine Clearance, designed to prevent this threat.
AMNS neutralizes moor and bottom mines when operating marine and land-based MH-60S helicopters. By using the helicopter as the central platform, my evacuation has been secured.
Mines are first identified by the AN / AQS-20A sonar system or other mine countermeasure property. AMNS then identifies the location of the mines and neutralizes the target.