General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) advanced informational systems business unit has won a potential $86, 719, 986 U.S. Navy contract to engineer, manufacture and develop a surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle.
The SMCM UUV system will enhance the capabilities of the fleet mine warfare commander and address the Navy’s need to detect and identify undersea volume and bottom mines in high-clutter environments.
It will be part of the Littoral combat ship MCM mission package and also gather environmental data to provide intelligence support for other mine warfare systems.
The initial $48, 606, 916 award includes cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price line items. The contract contains an option for the production of up to five low rate initial production systems.
The company expects contract work to be completed by March 2016.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City Beach, Fla., is the contracting activity.