$8.5M for 2 Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine USVs
General Dynamics Robotic Systems in Westminster, MD received an $8.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee completion pricing arrangement contract for two unmanned surface vehicle (USV) systems for the littoral combat ship anti-submarine warfare mission module. This contract contains options, which, if exercised will bring the potential cumulative value of this contract $11.3 million. Work will be performed in Owings Mills, Md., and is expected to be complete May 2007. This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement released via the Federal Business Opportunities web site and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central web site, with eight offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego in San Diego, CA issued the contract (N66001-06-C-2016).
See also GDRS’ May 5, 2005 news release; note that they are a subsidiary of General Dynamics Land Systems. The company plans to adapt its land robotics command and control system for the new USVs; indeed, Scott Myers President Scott Myers cited this expertise as a key reason the Navy chose them.