EDO won a two-year contract from the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Center to support unmanned surface vehicle systems for Littoral Combat Ship mine-warfare missions.
EDO will develop new Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) test models and system prototypes for mine-warfare missions. EDO will also fabricate these models and then analyze their integration into Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission modules. USV systems are used in waters where a high-threat level exists.
"Recent U.S. Navy mine-warfare strategies have highlighted the importance of conducting mine countermeasure operations in the littoral water regions of the world," said EDO's James Smith.
EDO's engineering, fabrication, and integration work under this contract will support USV sweep, neutralization, and LCS mission-module integration.
When equipped with the appropriate mission package, the LCS will conduct mine-warfare operations with on-board and off-board systems from deep water through the beach.