ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. Navy undersea warfare researchers needed enabling technologies in autonomous maritime sensing to enhance Navy and Marine Corps undersea and maritime advantage. They found their solution from ThayerMahan Inc. in Groton, Conn.
Officials of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in Arlington, Va., announced a $19.3 million contract to ThayerMahan earlier this month for the Autonomous Mobile Maritime Systems for Tactical Surveillance, Undersea Warfare, and Subsea and Seabed Warfare project.
The contract calls for ThayerMahan to develop specialized long-endurance autonomous systems, sensors, autonomous behaviors, signal processors, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and improved endurance capacity. The contract is part of the Navy's Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology.
"This federal contract will help strengthen the Navy's and Marine Corp's eyes and ears undersea through advanced and innovative autonomous maritime systems," says U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., the ranking member of the congressional House Armed Services subcommittee on seapower and projection forces.
The contract to ThayerMahan will enable the company to continue developing unmanned autonomous maritime sensing technology, Courtney says. “This federal contract will help strengthen the Navy's and Marine Corp's eyes and ears undersea through advanced and innovative autonomous maritime systems, which will be a critical capability in the 21st century," Courtney says.
On this contract ThayerMahan will do the work in Groton, Conn., and should be finished by October 2027. For more information contact ThayerMahan online at www.thayermahan.com, or the Office of Naval Research at www.nre.navy.mil.