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Sonar rebocado SQS-53C
« em: Janeiro 11, 2005, 02:33:49 am »
EDO Receives $5.8 Million Order for Sonar on Guided Missile Destroyers
 NEW YORK --- EDO Corporation has been awarded contract options worth $5.8 million by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for additional production of SQS-53C sonar arrays for the Arleigh Burke Class of guided missile destroyer.  
This latest order covers production of three shipsets of sonar arrays, bringing the total number of shipsets ordered under this contract to twelve. These arrays include piezoelectric ceramic rings incorporated into transducers, and associated array framework and cable assemblies. The transducers and other hardware are integrated by EDO into the cylindrical arrays that are mounted in the bow of the ships.  
The SQS-53C sonar arrays are used to detect, classify, and locate threat submarines. In addition to supplying these arrays for U.S. Navy ships, EDO also provides them to NAVSEA for supply to allied navies under the foreign military sales program.  
"We are the largest manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic shapes in North America, and a major supplier of sonar transducers to the U.S. Navy," said James M. Smith, EDO's chief executive officer. "I am particularly pleased that the SQS-53C program was recognized last month by the Navy's program manager for our on-time delivery and commitment to quality on this major sonar program. We are proud to be a leader in meeting the Navy's requirements for underwater defense, navigation and communication."  
EDO Corporation provides sonar equipment for anti-submarine and mine warfare, as well as underwater navigation and communication sonar for surface ships and submarines. Platforms equipped with EDO transducers and arrays include the Los Angeles, Ohio, and Virginia class submarines, and all surface combatants and auxiliaries.  
EDO was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in New York City. The company had revenues in 2003 of $461 million and employs 2,700 people.