United States Navy Chooses 40 To Build Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), Vehicle Autonomy, And Sensor-Processing Payloads

United States Navy Chooses 40 To Build Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), Vehicle Autonomy, And Sensor-Processing Payloads

Published: 21-Feb-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store

United States Navy autonomous vehicle experts are creating a 40 member strong research team, which is a true part of prime system integration and design developers, to be included in a global effort to build next-century unmanned surface vessels (USVs).

Naval Sea Systems Command officials in Washington confirmed they would share contracts with these 40 firms with a total combined amount of USD 982.1 million to help the Unmanned Surface Vessel Family of Program Systems. These terms are for five years, and include three annual options.

Such firms will each earn USD 1,000 up front and will bid for individual delivery orders for interconnected unmanned surface vessels, USV propulsion systems, camera and data-processing payloads, and other advanced USV architecture aspects over the next five to eight years.

The contractors of the project must provide products and services in six areas: payloads; non-payload sensors; task support systems; vehicle automation and vehicle control systems; offshore and host site elements; and logistics and sustainability.

The renewed interest in developing Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) has led to many players to put their resources into developing next-gen USVs. A recently published report from Market Research Store suggested that the worldwide market for Unmanned Surface Vessels would record annual revenues worth more than USD 1.5 billion till 2026. The industry is expected to register impresiive growth with CAGR of around 14% and more.

The 40 organizations selected to participate in the Systems family of Unmanned Surface Vehicles programme are:

  • Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC in Hauppauge, N.Y.;
  • Arete Associates in Tucson, Ariz.;
  • Austal USA LLC in Mobile, Ala.;
  • Azimuth Inc. in Morgantown, W.Va.;
  • BAE Systems Electronic Systems in Nashua, N.H.;
  • BMT Designers & Planners Inc. in Alexandria, Va.;
  • Continental Tide Defense Systems Inc. in Reading, Pa.;
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc. in Fairfax, Va.;
  • Gibbs & Cox, Inc. in Arlington, Va.;
  • Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC, doing business as Metal Shark, in Jeanerette, La.;
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries Fleet Support Group LLC in Virginia Beach, Va.;
  • Hydroid Inc. in Pocasset, Mass.;
  • ICI Services Corp. in Virginia Beach, Va.;
  • L3Harris Unidyne Inc. in Norfolk, Va.;
  • Leidos Inc. in Reston, Va.;
  • Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Moorestown, N.J.;
  • Maritime Applied Physics Corp. in Baltimore;
  • Micro Systems Inc. subsidiary Kratos-MSI in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.;
  • Northrop Grumman Corp. Autonomous Systems in Bethpage, N.Y.;
  • Oasis Systems LLC in Rockville, Md.;
  • Oceaneering International Inc. in Hanover, Md.;
  • Peraton Inc. in Herndon, Va.;
  • Q.E.D. Systems Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va.;
  • Raven Aerostar Technical Solutions Inc. in Arlington, Va.
  • Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Portsmouth, R.I.;
  • Reliable Systems Services Corp. in Melbourne, Fla.;
  • Rolls-Royce Marine North America Inc. in Walpole, Mass.;
  • Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in Reston, Va.;
  • Sedna Digital Solutions LLC in Manassas, Va.;
  • Serco Inc. in New London, Conn.;
  • Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. in Virginia Beach, Va.;
  • System Engineering Associates (SEA) Corp. in Middletown, R.I.;
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. in Huntsville, Ala.;
  • Textron Systems in Hunt Valley, Md.;
  • The Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis;
  • The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.;
  • The Columbia Group Inc. in Washington;
  • Tridentis LLC in Alexandria, Va.;
  • Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (UEOS) in Braintree, Mass.; and
  • W R Systems Ltd. in Norfolk, Va.