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Leidos Secures $95M Navy Contract for USV Sustainment

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Leidos Secures $95M Navy Contract for USV Sustainment

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a potential three-year, $95 million task order to sustain its Overlord unmanned surface vessels and other medium USVs.

Dave Lewis, Leidos Defense Group senior vice president and Maritime Systems operations manager, said the single-award task order helps the Navy’s mission to evolve USVs and integrate them with distributed maritime operations. He added that USVs can extend crewed ship capabilities.

The task order has a one-year base period and two one-year options, Leidos said Thursday.

Overlord is a large USV designed for low-cost, high-endurance operations. It can be reconfigured with various payloads, such as anti-surface and strike payloads and a vertical launcher capable of deploying up to 32 missiles. The Overlord is developed by Austal USA.

The Navy has been choosing Leidos to provide unmanned solutions over the past years.

In August 2022, NAVSEA awarded Leidos a potential $358 million contract to design and build a medium unmanned undersea vehicle in partnership with L3Harris Technologies. Under the contract, the MUUV will support intelligence preparation, provide autonomous oceanographic sensing and data collection and provide surface-launched and recovered mine countermeasures.

Leidos also delivered the Ranger, Mariner, Sea Hunter and Seahawk medium USVs to the Navy.

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