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October 16, 2017
ERAPSCO awarded $219M contract for underwater sonobuoys
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
The U.S. Navy has awarded ERAPSCO a modified contract not to exceed $219 million in the procurement of signal underwater sound series sonobuoys. The announcement, made Tuesday by the Department of Defense, enables ERAPSCO, a joint venture between Sparton Corp. and Ultra Electronics, to deliver 166,500 AN/SSQ 36, AN/SSQ-53, AN/SSQ-62, AN/SSQ-101, AN/SSQ-125 and MK-84 signal underwater sound series sonobuoys as a part of an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. The devices pro ... read more

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