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Metron to Develop Large, Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued May 20, 2013)

Metron, Inc., Reston, Va., is being awarded a $7,287,619 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development of a large-displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV) to include in-lab integration and testing of autonomy and mission planning software with bench test hardware selected for deployment on the LDUUV.

This one-year contract includes two, one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential, cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $18,317,018.

Work will be performed in Reston, Va., (80 percent), and Alameda, Calif.(20 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 26, 2014. If options are exercised work will continue through March 2016.

Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds in the amount of $7,287,619 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement (N66001-12-X-0039) published on the Federal Business Opportunities website and the SPAWAR e-Commerce Central website, with seven offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-13-C-2005).