Sanders receives $5.1 million U.S. Navy contract for four AIMS antenna group systems.NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 1996--Sanders' Surveillance Systems division has received a $5.1 million firm fixed price contract from the U.S. Navy for four AIMS antenna group systems and associated spares.
This award represents exercise of the second option of a three-year contract to supply AIMS antennas in support of the U.S. Navy AEGIS program.
Designated the OE-120/UPX, the AIMS antenna group is a significant part of the AIMS (Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System The air traffic control radar beacon system (ATCRBS) is a system used in air traffic control (ATC) to enhance radar monitoring and separation of air traffic. ATCRBS assists ATC radars by acquiring information about the aircraft being monitored, and providing this information , Identification, Friend or Foe A device that emits a signal positively identifying it as a friendly. Also called IFF. See also air defense. , MKXII, System used on CG 47 Class Cruisers, DDG DDG Guided Missile Destroyer
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Latin Litterarum Humaniorum Doctor (Doctor of Humanities; Doctor of Humane Letters) 1 Class Helicopter Assault Ships. This marks the first deployment of an AIMS system on a CVN (Card Verification Number) See CSC. 68 NIMITZ Class Aircraft Carrier The Nimitz-class supercarriers are a line of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in service with the US Navy, and are the largest capital ships in the world. These ships are numbered with consecutive hull numbers starting with CVN 68. .
The AIMS antenna group is comprised of an antenna, antenna positions programmer and a below-deck control unit used to locate and identify aircraft as friend or foe. The AIMS antenna consists of 64 radiating elements arrayed in a circle around the ship's mast. Unlike conventional IFF 1. (file format) IFF - Interchange File Format.
2. IFF - Identify friend or foe (radar).
3. (mathematics, logic) iff - if and only if, i.e. necessary and sufficient. systems which employ mechanically rotated antennas, the AIMS antenna elements remain stationary while the beam is steered electronically to scan a full 360 degrees around the ship. The beam can also be positioned selectively in any direction within microseconds and has a continuous scan rate of up to 90 revolutions per minute.
According to Steve Dichard, Sanders' AIMS Program Manager, this order brings the total quantity of systems ordered by the U.S. Navy to 76 systems.
Sanders, A Lockheed Martin Company, is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of advanced electronic systems and products in a broad range of defense electronics markets. The company is a major producer of electronic and infrared countermeasures systems for aircraft self-protection, and is the industry leader in the development of automated mission planning systems. Other major business areas include signals intelligence and communications jamming systems, automated test systems, weapons displays, controls and display subsystems, antisubmarine warfare, and training and simulation.
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