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Record Date: March 4, 2024

Advancing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Capabilities: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Awarded $13.58M Contract

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is awarded a $13,583,918 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the ‘Development, Integration, Test and Demonstration of Next Generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Sensors and Capabilities’ effort. This contract provides for advancing the capabilities of autonomous underwater vehicles. This development effort will focus on improving or increasing vehicle endurance, speed and autonomous performance in a variety of environmental conditions. New vehicle designs will be explored and evaluated, as well as autonomous teaming scenarios. The deliverables from this contract will support uncrewed platform innovation for both surface and sub-surface operating modalities. Work will be performed in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The total cumulative value of this contract, including a 36-month base period and one 24-month option period, is $13,583,918. The base period is $7,701,348 and options are $5,882,570. The base period is expected to be completed in March 2027, with the option period intended to run sequentially after completion of the base. Fiscal 2024 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $300,000 are obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-23-S-B001 entitled “Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology.” Since proposals are received throughout the year under the Long-Range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N0001424C2209).