AN/AQS-22 ALFS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 104
Unitary Cost: USD$3.5 million
Also Known As: Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: DRS Sonar Systems, Raytheon* and Thales Naval Systems   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: AN/AQS-22 ALFS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: 104
Total Cost: USD$92 million
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Description: The AN/AQS-22 ALFS dipping sonar and sonobuoy processing system is the primary anti-submarine warfare sensor of US Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. It provides mission critical capabilities, including submarine detection, tracking, localization, classification, acoustic intercept, underwater communication and environmental data collection. The AQS-22 dipping sonar features 4-time greater area coverage than current systems, active or passive sonar modes, active or passive sonobuoys, enhanced shallow water capability, generate high power waveforms and many other advanced characteristics.

Raytheon was awarded a $30 million contract to provide 10 AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems for the US Navy to be integrated into MH-60Rs at Raytheon's Naval Integration Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This contract follows an earlier low rate initial production (LRIP) contract covering four sonar systems, which were already delivered ahead of schedule. On 29 June 2006, Raytheon was awarded a US Navy $45 million contract for six additional AN/AQS-22 ALFS airborne systems to be integrated onto the MH-60R helicopter.

AN/AQS-22 ALFS Applications


Support Aircraft MH-60R Strikehawk

AN/AQS-22 ALFS Specifications

Dimensions
Height: 280 millimeter (11.0 inch)
Length: 640 millimeter
Width: 280 millimeter (11.0 inch)
Weight
Weight: 49 kilogram (108 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AN/AQS-22 ALFS News

There are 8 news between
12 Feb 2007 and 21 Dec 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012US Navy Places Order for 48 AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars
Wednesday, January 11, 2012Raytheon Awarded Contract for First International Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Sale
Tuesday, October 12, 2010Raytheon Awarded Contract for AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars
Wednesday, October 28, 2009Raytheon Awarded Contract for 23 AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonars
Thursday, June 5, 2008Raytheon Awarded Contract for Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
Tuesday, March 18, 2008Raytheon Awarded Contract for AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
Thursday, November 15, 2007US Navy Places Order for Additional Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
Monday, February 12, 2007US Navy Awards Production Lot V for Airborne Low Frequency Sonar Systems

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America80
YearHoldings
Oct 200926

Grand Total 1042
 
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