MCM Package Completes Integration Testing of Unmanned Vehicles

January 24, 2019 – The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Module Program successfully completed shipboard integration testing of two unmanned systems on board USS Independence (LCS 2) Jan. 14. The two systems — the Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) and Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) — are part of the Mine Countermeasures Mission Package (MCM MP), which uses a system-of-systems approach to target specific portions of the water column and segments of the MCM detect-to-engage sequence. During these integration events, both the Knifefish and UISS successfully verified the communications link…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 10, 2019

MA Federal Inc.,* doing business as iGov, Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $22,238,503 firm-fixed-price task order from a previously awarded contract for the purchase of Small Form Factor suite production, acquisition, engineering management support, logistics, and sustainment support services. Work will be performed in Tampa, Florida (80 percent); and Herndon, Virginia (20 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2024. Fiscal 2018 procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount of $15,971,649; and fiscal 2019 procurement (Marine Corps) in the amount of $6,266,854 will be obligated at task order…

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U.S. Navy Awards Textron Systems for Two Common Unmanned Surface Vehicles (CUSV™)

April 3, 2017 — Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, a business of Textron Inc., announced today that it has received a $14.8 million contract to provide two additional fourth-generation CUSV™ vehicles for the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program. The U.S. Navy intends to use these two CUSV systems as part of their comprehensive Mine Counter Measure Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MCM USV) mission, which includes mine-hunting and potentially mine-neutralization, as well as mine-sweeping. “The Navy is excited to continue to work with its industry partner, Textron Systems Unmanned Systems,…

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