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Lockheed Wins $53M for Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: U.S Department of Defense; issued December 16, 2011)

Lockheed Martin Corp., Riviera Beach, Fla., is being awarded a not-to-exceed $52,741,962 cost-plus-incentive-fee letter contract for the accomplishment of the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle Reliability Growth Program (RMMV RGP).

The purpose of this RMMV RGP effort is to improve the mean time between operational mission failures of the RMMV.

The contract will require a comprehensive development and test program that supports the RMMV RGP.

Testing shall be conducted to verify the system complies with RMMV system requirements and is prepared for installation on and operations from the littoral combat ship in preparation for developmental test/operational assessment program testing.

The RMMV RGP systems engineering effort includes:
- critical systems reviews and subsequent design reviews,
- use of predictive reliability tools;
- build spiral development with in-water testing to assess progress and potential areas for reliability growth development;
- installation of RMMV reliability upgrades; and
- all ancillary support.

Work will be performed in Palm Beach, Fla. (91.4 percent); Syracuse, N.Y. (8.4 percent); and Manassas, Va. (0.2 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured and is being awarded as a sole source contract pursuant to 10 U.S.C 2304(c)(1) was determined to be appropriate.

The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-12-C-6316).