Bluefin Wins BPAUV Contract

Monday, September 12, 2005
Bluefin Robotics Corp., Cambridge, Mass., is being awarded a $6,591,406 cost-plus-award-fee/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Battlespace Preparation Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (BPAUV) design and development. The BPAUV is a system capable of bottom-mapping and gathering other oceanographic data to support the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Warfare Mission Module. The BPAUV is intended as an autonomous unmanned system capable of meeting clandestine intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and survey requirements. Work will be performed in Cambridge, Mass., and is expected to be completed by December 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-05-C-6316).

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