Metron Get Navy R&D LDUUV Contract
The Department of Defense award Metron Inc. a contract for development of a large displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV).
Metron, Inc., of Reston, Va.,is being awarded a $7,287,619 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to include in-lab integration and testing of autonomy and mission planning software with bench test hardware selected for deployment on the LDUUV.
This one-year contract includes two, one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the potential, cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $18,317,018.
Work will be performed in Reston, Va., (80 percent), and Alameda, Calif.(20 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 26, 2014. If options are exercised work will continue through March 2016.
Fiscal 2013 Research, Development, Test and Evaluation funds in the amount of $7,287,619 will be placed on contract and obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.
Metron is a scientific consulting company dedicated to solving challenging problems in national defense through the development and application of advanced mathematical methods. Problem solutions are realized in computer software with graphical interfaces that allow a user to understand and act on the results without having to comprehend the intricacies of the models themselves.