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Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship

Arete Associates receives mine detection contract for Littoral Combat Ship

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June 23 (UPI) -- Arete Associates is being awarded a $ 8.5 million contract for the production of AN/DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis subassemblies.The contract will provide the AN/DVS-1 COBRA for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures role, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The work will be conducted in Tuscon, Ariz., and is expected to be completed by December 2019.Fiscal 2017 Navy procurement funds in the amount of $ 8.5 million will be allocated upon award and will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.The AN/DVS-1 COBRA is designed for unmanned aerial vehicles to detect minefields and obstacles along coastal waters in anticipation for an amphibious assault. It will be carried on the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter deployed on the L...