Applied Physical Sciences Corp., based in Groton, Connecticut, has been awarded a $13.3 million contract to develop acoustic warfare technologies aimed at countering active surface sonars. The project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will be executed across multiple locations, including Orange, California, and Arlington, Virginia. The contract runs from September 2023 to April 2025, with an option that could potentially double its value and extend the performance period through August 2026. The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific in San Diego, California, is overseeing the contract which was won competitively.
- Applied Physical Sciences Corp. is developing acoustic warfare payloads to counter surface sonars.
- The contract, worth $13.3 million, is funded by DARPA and can potentially rise to an estimated $25.8 million if all options are exercised.
- Work will span several U.S. locations including Groton, Connecticut, and Arlington, Virginia.
- The initiative’s base performance duration is from September 2023 to April 2025, with a potential extension to August 2026.
- The contract was awarded competitively, with two out of five proposals selected for the award.