Boeing's Argon ST subsidiary is to provide the
U.S. Navy with five additional AN/SLQ-25C surface ship torpedo
Known as “Nixie”, the system lures torpedoes
away from intended targets by mimicking a ship’s acoustic
signature. It is currently installed on all U.S. Navy combatant
ships and the vessels of more than 20 other naval forces.
“For more than 20 years, Nixie has provided
sailors with protection and peace-of-mind, and this contract
ensures our partnership with the U.S. Navy will continue to grow,”
said Mark Bock, director of Maritime Defensive Systems at Argon
ST. “With a new, state-of-the art, streamlined production line for
the towed body component, we continue to maximize Nixie’s
capability and affordability for our global customers.”
Argon ST is the sole contractor for the design,
development and manufacture of this electro-acoustic decoy system.
Work under the $6.5 million contract, will be done in Lemont
Furnace and Smithfield, Pa.
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