Lockheed has been awarded a follow-on contract by the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to provide new technology and concepts to detect and track submarines.

Under the $24m contract, Lockheed will engineer enhancements to the navy’s integrated common processor (ICP) system, which assists operators in localising and tracking surface and subsurface maritime contacts.

The advanced acoustic processing and tracking capabilities will enhance underwater surveillance and increase situational awareness for the US Navy fleet.

Lockheed will also improve automation and localisation capabilities to enable automatic detection and tracking of contact-generated acoustic energy.

The company has supported the Program Executive Office for littoral mine warfare since 2005.