$26M to Maintain US Navy REMUS UUVs
Hydroid, LLC in Pocasset, MA received a $26 million firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for maintenance, repair, alterations and upgrades of the torpedo-shaped Remote Environmental Measuring Unit (REMUS) Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) system, as well as upkeep of documentation used with these UUV systems. This is most probably connected to the contract for the “Swordfish” mine counter measures variant of the two-man portable REMUS 100. Hydroid recently delivered its 100th REMUS 100 vehicle; naval customers include Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK’s Royal Navy. The USA used them during Operation Iraqi Freedom for mine clearing, and it is part of an emerging constellation of reconnaissance UUVs.
This contract includes services and supplies required for the operation and maintenance of UUV systems, including maintaining them in state-of-the-art configuration. The contract will also provide for procurement of up to 24 additional UUV replacement vehicles/ auxiliary support equipment, should UUVs be lost or damaged beyond repair. Work will be performed in Pocasset, MA and is expected to be complete by May 2012. The contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Indian Head Division in Indian Head, MD (N00174-07-D-0001).