General Dynamics has a $44.6 million modification contract for low-rate initial production of the US Navy’s Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV), also known as Knifefish.
The Knifefish program is an ongoing effort to provide a UUV that detects and classifies undersea volume, bottom and buried mines in high-clutter environments. The Knifefish system is part of the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Countermeasures Mission Package and can also be deployed from vessels of opportunity.
The low-rate initial production effort will provide the initial systems for the Navy to test and operate.
Work is expected to be completed by August 2021.
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Raytheon has won a $30 million contract to provide logistics support to the US Navys Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft. “This order provides for the procurement of V-22 Software Support Activity (SSA) systems and software engineering, avionics integration and testing, software testing, avionics acquisition support, and SSA operations to include classified and unclassified laboratories, configuration and data management, and release of avionics software products and related systems,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday
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