General Dynamics Knifefish Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)
General Dynamics Knifefish Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)

General Dynamics Awarded 72 Million Contract to Retrofit Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts, is awarded a $72,798,641 contract for the retrofit of five Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle systems to the Block I configuration and engineering support services. The contract was awarded in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1), as implemented under Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 6.302-1 — only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Knifefish is a medium-class Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) designed for deployment off the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Knifefish UUV provides the mine warfare commander with enhanced mine-hunting capability by detecting, classifying and identifying both buried mines and mines in high clutter environments. A critical element of the LCS Mine Countermeasure (MCM) mission package, which is comprised of many different mine warfare platforms, including Knifefish, is its common open systems architecture design.

General Dynamics Knifefish Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV)