L-3 Ocean Systems was awarded a $24 million firm fixed-price contract from the Egyptian Navy for its Low Frequency Active Towed Sonar (LFATS) system.LFATS is a long-range active/passive variable depth sonar used by surface ships to detect modern diesel-electric submarine threats. The contract is valued at $24 million with options, if exercised, which would increase the value to $27 million.
"This award reaffirms the superiority of the LFATS system," said Jerry Ozovek, President and General Manager of L-3 Ocean Systems. "L-3's sonar provides long range and detection capability under the harshest of sea state conditions, and we are honored to provide the Egyptian Navy with our high-performance solution."
The LFATS system is small, lightweight and can be easily installed on any class of ship without structural modifications. It consists of an operator console, power amplifier, towed body and handling system. Designed with an open architecture configuration to accommodate future technology, LFATS can be used in a standalone mode or integrated into the ship's combat system.