US Navy is looking for a buoy manufacturer

Decidedly, the American armies have problems of the rich. So, while the 2020 US Defense spending budget plans to acquire more than 200.000 acoustic buoys to equip its maritime patrol planes like the P8 Poseidon, the US Navy is not sure whether it has an industrialist to be able to use them. produce.

Indeed, the acoustic buoys, or sunoboys, currently used by the American maritime patrol are manufactured by a single supplier, the company ERAPSCO, an American-British Joint Venture between the companies Sparton Corp in the United States, and Ultra Electronics, in Grande -Brittany. This JV is scheduled to end in 2024, and neither of the two companies is able to support the investments necessary to assume production on its own.

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