Unmanned US Navy ASW Vessel Contract for SAIC

Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2012

Science Applications International (SAIC) awarded US Navy DARPA contract for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Unmanned Vessel.

The contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program phases two through four to design, build and test a new prototype unmanned autonomous surface vessel. 

The DARPA ACTUV program aims to develop an unmanned autonomous surface vessel with the ability to track a quiet diesel-electric submarine overtly for months over thousands of kilometers, with minimal human input.  SAIC provided conceptual design services in phase one of the program, creating an innovative wave piercing trimaran solution.

The single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a three-year period of performance for phases two and three with a total contract value of approximately $58 million, and a $1 million eighteen-month option for phase four. Work will be performed primarily in Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi, California, Washington, Rhode Island, and Oregon.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide a final design and production plan for the ACTUV prototype in phase two, construction of the prototype is scheduled to be completed in phase three, and government testing in phase four. 

Leveraging the company's phase one concept design as the point of departure, SAIC will work with DARPA to design, build, and demonstrate an experimental vessel capable of independently deploying under sparse remote supervisory control, to achieve a game-changing ASW operational capability, with the ultimate objective to facilitate rapid transition of that capability to the Navy in response to critical operational demand. 

Key teammates are Oregon Iron Works and Christensen Shipyards for ship design, construction and propulsion; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Lab; and Carnegie Mellon University for autonomy.
 

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