US Navy selects Raytheon mine neutralisation system

6 September 2011 (Last Updated September 6th, 2011 18:30)

Raytheon will receive a modification contract from the US Navy to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver five airborne mine neutralisation system (AMNS). Deployed from the MH-60 helicopter, the AMNS will defuse bottom and moored mines. Work under the $8.7m contract will be carrie

Raytheon will receive a modification contract from the US Navy to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver five airborne mine neutralisation system (AMNS).

Deployed from the MH-60 helicopter, the AMNS will defuse bottom and moored mines.

Work under the $8.7m contract will be carried out in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US, and is likely to be completed by August 2013.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington DC, is the contracting activity.