US Navy Spends Another $12.7M for ASW Module USVs

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GDRS Concept The U.S. Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, CA awarded General Dynamics Robotic Systems a $12.7 million contract for 4 Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) for the Littoral Combat Ship’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Mission Module. As the prime contractor in this team effort, General Dynamics will provide the Navy with an 11-meter USV that can perform long endurance missions due to its efficiency. The USVs will employ towed arrays, dipping sonar sensors and acoustic sources as payloads to carry out their Anti-Submarine Warfare mission. General Dynamics’ teammates on this project include: * Alion Science and Technology in Boulder, CO * Chesapeake Sciences Corporation in Millersville, MD * International Logistics Systems in Glen Rock, PA * Navatek, Ltd. in Honolulu, HI * Signal Systems Corporation in Severna Park, MD See GDRS October 19, 2006 press release. General Dynamics Robotic Systems is a part of General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI, and the company plans to adapt its land robotics command and control system for the new USVs; in an earlier release, Scott Myers President Scott Myers cited this expertise as a key reason the Navy chose them. The contract follows a similar award for up […]

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