Kollmorgen Corporation has received a $2.9 million contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, in Newport (USA), to produce Type-8 submarine periscope systems and associated support equipment. The initial contract covers production of four systems and includes options for as many as 18 more systems, which would bring the total value of the contract to approximately $14 million. Deliveries on the initial contract are scheduled through October 2000.
The Type-8 periscopes are used on SSN, SSBN, and Trident class submarines for visual observation, electronic surveillance, and communications. The periscopes feature a steerable, Extremely High Frequency Satellite Communications (EHF SATCOM) antenna inside a radome mounted atop the periscope mast.
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