Seven win contracts to support Navy unmanned maritime systems program

Seven companies have won contracts to support a Navy unmanned maritime systems program.

Awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, this three year contract includes two options.

The winners and contract values with options are:

  • Exelis: $228.5 million (base value: $135.6 million)
  • Applied Research Associates: $221.6 million (base value: $130.8 million)
  • SAIC: $217.5 million (base value: $128.9 million)
  • Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training: $214.3 million (base value: $126.4 million)
  • Camber Corp.: $185.9 million (base value: $111 million)
  • MAR Range Services LLC: $183.3 million (base value: $108.9 million)
  • ManTech Advanced Systems International: $174.7 million (base value: $104.4 million)

Under the contracts, the companies will provide specification and design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training, and configuration and program management of both hardware and software in support of unmanned maritime systems, both surface and subsurface, engaged in waterborne and underwater mine countermeasures, the Defense Department said in a release.

This contract is a follow-on contract to a sole-sourced contract awarded to EDO Professional Services in July 2013 that called for engineering, logistics, configuration management, research, depot maintenance, system administration and tactical and strategic management to support unmanned maritime systems.

The Navy considered making this a small business procurement but after a number of industry days decided to compete the contract in the full and open category.

Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and outside the continental United States and is slated to wrap up in July 2018.

All bidders won contracts, the Defense Department said.

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