The contract has an option for Bluefin to build as many as five low-rate-initial-production systems, which includes 10 UUVs. Bluefin will do the work in Quincy, Mass.
The SMCM UUV system will consist of two Bluefin-21 UUVs, launch and recovery equipment, a support container, spare parts, and support equipment. The Bluefin-21 UUV has pressure-tolerant field-swappable subsea batteries, quiet propulsion, and an advanced sonar payload developed by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
The General Dynamics prime contract for the Littoral Combat Ship's mine mission package comes from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division in Panama City Beach, Fla.
For more information contact Bluefin Robotics online at www.bluefinrobotics.com, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems at www.gd-ais.com, or the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division at www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/panamacity.