BAE to help Naval countermine efforts under $12.3M contract

BAE Systems has won a potentially $12.3 million contract to help the Navy detect sea mines from an airborne vehicle.

The base value of this contract is $8.9 million.

This program is called the Passive Electro-Optics/Infrared and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Environment for In-Strike Classification and Neutralization, the Defense Department said in a release.

Under the contract, BAE will develop a sensor suite that will consist of a visible-to-near-infrared multi-spectral imaging sensor, a broadband long-wave infrared sensor, and a 2D light detection and ranging LIDAR sensor.

First, BAE will construct a prototype and will demonstrate it at a Navy test range location on an MH-60 or Fire Scout aircraft that the Naval Air Systems Command will provide, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed in Honolulu, Hawaii, Hudson, N.H., Greenlawn, N.Y., and Manassas, Va., and is expected to be completed Sept. 15, 2017.

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