Massa is a Leader in the Development and Manufacture of Transducers and Systems, Including Submarine Sonar

For 75 years Massa has been advancing the state-of-the-art in the development and manufacture of sonar transducers and systems. Massa has designed and produced transducers and systems that have been used in virtually every type of military application, including submarine sonar system and customized military applications. Massa has been awarded 165 U.S. Patents for innovation in electroacoustic technology.  We invite you to read more about Massa’s distinguished history and our commitment to the future of sonar and ultrasonic technology on our About and Publications pages.

MASSA awarded 32M sonar contract, July 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Defense Press Release:
Massa Products Corp., Hingham, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $32,419,133 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the design, document, manufacture, test, package and delivery of hydrophones. This requirement is to deliver hydrophones for new-construction platforms to support shipyard installation schedules and to replace failed hydrophones for all in-service platforms. As this is an IDIQ contract, in which only a minimum guarantee is established and all firm government requirements will be established at the order level, it does not include options. Work will be performed in Hingham, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by July 2024. Fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $1,051,578 will be obligated at time of award via the first delivery order and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with one offer received. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, is the contracting activity (N66604-19-D-F900).

Navy submarine sensor capabilities

These include low-frequency, high-power sonars for surveillance, mid-frequency sonars for surface ships, passive and active submarine sonar, sonars for acoustic torpedoes, anti-mine sonars, underwater navigation and communication, biomimetic autonomous vehicles, harbor defense systems, and more.

Massa has successfully performed on more than 675 development and production contracts for the U.S. and Allied Navies and is currently in production on a number of different transducers used on U.S. Submarines. Massa is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

Massa continues its heritage and storied legacy by designing and manufacturing world-class products. On two separate occasions, Massa has received the prestigious Lockheed Martin Star Supplier Award for its outstanding contribution to sonar systems.

Customized Military Applications

Massa has developed, and continues to develop, a wide variety of underwater electroacoustic transducers and systems that have been used for virtually every military requirement. These include low-frequency, high-power sonar for surveillance, mid-frequency sonar for surface ships, passive and active submarine sonar, anti-mine sonar, acoustic torpedoes, underwater navigation and communication systems, biomimetic autonomous vehicles, harbor defense systems, and more.

Please follow the photo links below for more information on customized military applications:


Sonars on Submarines


Biomimetic Autonomous Vehicles

M 1002 Onboard Decibel

Mid-Frequency Sonars

m 1210 on Perry Class Frigate

Harbor Defense Systems

Artemis in color

Low-Frequency, High-Power Sonars

Lane Marking Schematic

Underwater Communication & Navigation

Massa Products Corporation is one of the most experienced companies in the world in the design and production of a wide variety of different sonar transducers and arrays

For 75 years, Massa has successfully performed on over 675 sonar design development and production contracts, with over 60 contracts having been received in the last five years. Many of these contracts required advancing the state of the art in sonar technology, and virtually all were delivered on or ahead of schedule.

Many of our recent military contracts have been to produce transducers for the military sonar systems currently used on U.S. Submarines. Massa has also received contracts for MK-30 MOD 1 and MK-30 MOD 2 Towed Arrays.

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