Leidos announced today that its prototype maritime autonomy system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program recently completed its first self-guided voyage. The voyage was between Gulfport and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The prototype maritime autonomy system was installed on a 42-foot work boat that served as a surrogate vessel to test sensor, maneuvering, and mission functions of the prototype ACTUV vessel. ACTUV seeks to develop an independently deployed, unmanned naval vessel that would operate under sparse remote supervisory control and safely follow the collision avoidance "rules of the sea" known as COLREGS. Controlled only by the autonomy system, and with only a navigational chart of the area loaded into its memory and inputs from its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radars, the surrogate vessel successfully sailed the complicated inshore environment of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
During its voyage of 35 nautical miles, the maritime autonomy system functioned as designed. The boat avoided all obstacles, buoys, land, shoal water, and other vessels in the area – all without any preplanned waypoints or human intervention.
Leidos was awarded a prime contract by U.S
Leidos was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Energy. The single-award, firm-fixed-price contract has a seven-month base period of performance, four one-year options and a total contract value of approximately $37 million, if all options are exercised
Leidos has completed a total of 42 days of at-sea demonstrations of the prototype maritime autonomy system designed to control all of the maneuvering and mission functions of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV). Using a 32-foot work boat as a surrogate vessel, Leidos installed autonomy software and sensors to mimic the configuration intended for an eventual full-size ACTUV prototype
Leidos was awarded two task orders by the U.S
Leidos was awarded a United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) competitive acquisition subcontract for Combatant Craft Medium Mk-1 (CCM Mk1). The contract will include production of low observable systems, integration and testing of craft tactical computing systems, full life-cycle integrated logistics support, and incremental development and upgrades
Leidos has selected DCNS as part of a multinational consortium to participate in the system engineering and the integration of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence. The contract has a four-year base period of performance, two one-year options plus one eight-month option, and a total contract value of $77 million if all options are exercised, DCNS announced in its press release on Friday
Leidos has won a contract from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information (NCI) Agency to provide systems engineering and integration support for the Ballistic Missile Defense Programme Office. The total contract value is $77 million, if all options are exercised
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