Navy Awards Contract to Ultra Toward Next-Generation Surface Search Radar
By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Senior Editor
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract to Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems toward the development of the Next-Generation Surface Search Radar (NGSSR) slated to replace existing search radars used on many surface ships.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, awarded Ultra a $28.0 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the development and production of the NGSSR. This contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $34.5 million, according to a March 15 Defense Department contract announcement.
“The primary objective of NGSSR is to find a replacement for legacy systems due to current military threats and obsolescence issues,” the announcement said. “The contract aims to outline the requirements and approach for NGSSR development, production, integration, test, demonstration, product support and systems engineering.
“The primary objective of NGSSR is to find a replacement for legacy systems due to current military threats and obsolescence issues,” the announcement said.
When fielded, the NGSSR system will replace all variants of the current SPS-67, SPS-73, the BridgeMaster E series and commercial off-the-shelf radar systems.