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Sechan Electronics awarded $17M defense electronics contract

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The Navy has awarded a $17.2 million contract to Lancaster County-based Sechan Electronics Inc. to produce targeting devices for naval mines, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

The five-year contract has Sechan making, assembling and testing the hardware for target detecting electronics on two types of mines at its facility in Warwick Township, according to the DOD.

Navy contract funds of nearly $3.1 million were obligated at the time of the award and the contract is expected to be complete by December 2018, according to the DOD.

Sechan is making target detection electronics for the MK 62 and MK 63 Quickstrike mines, which are deployed by aircraft as defenses against submarines and surface ships, according to the Navy.

Sechan manufactures a broad array of electronics for the defense sector including for communications, targeting, guidance and power systems.

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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