AN/SSQ-36/B Sonobuoy Prototype

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Sparton Deleon Springs LLC

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AN/SSQ Series Production Sonobuoys are the principal sensors used by Navy Air Anti-Submarine Warfare forces to carry out their primary mission functions of detection, classification, and localization of adversary submarines during peacetime and combat operations. The latest variants of AN/SSQ Series Sonobuoys are currently being procured from a joint-venture which will be dissolved at the conclusion of the FY23 ordering period. The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of producing sonobuoys with the same form/fit/function as the current AN/SSQ-36B design to address the loss of the current manufacturing source.


08/06/20: Request for White Papers Released
08/27/20: White Papers Due
03/31/21: Solution Selected
03/31/21: Request for Proposal Released
04/06/22: Proposal Submitted
09/30/22: Awarded