SeeByte said it has been awarded a Naval Sea Systems Command contract valued at $22.59 million over five years to provide engineering, technical support and training services for the MK18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Family of Systems (FoS).
The award allows the government to execute task orders with SeeByte for the provision of various supplies and services including but not limited to upgrades to the SeeTrack Common Operator Interface for Navy (COIN) EOD software modules, purchasing of autonomy software (SeeByte’s Neptune autonomy engine) licenses for MK18 UUVs, MK18 software and configuration control management and upgrades, and development of Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) modules.
The rational for selecting SeeByte was outlined in the award notice: “The most crucial selection criterion was the applications inherent open architecture, providing the ability to interface with third party equipment for data transfer and reporting.”
SeeTrack is an open-architecture platform solution that can be easily adapted for specific user needs. Developed as a mission-planning, monitoring, post-processing and reporting tool, this software technology has been deployed on numerous surveys, military and security operations and scientific experiments. SeeByte’s Neptune software is an open architecture program enabling autonomous multi-vehicle collaboration. Neptune also includes behaviors capable of adapting the mission based on changes in the environment, assets and mission objectives; benefits which will be useful for future unmanned operations.