UK MoD Seeking UUV For Mine Warfare Missions From USV

According to the PIN, the UK MoD Mine and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) Team’s requirement would be for the contractor to provide « three sets of several Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) » along with a Launch and Recovery System (LARS), a command and control (C2) system, and different payloads such as Special Tool and Test Equipment. This procurement aims at conducting mine countermeasures operations from a « 11 meters motorboat in various environments ».

The UK MoD issued a first procurement timeline, which will begin in August/September with a prequalification questionnaire (PQQ), followed in November/December by an invitation to tender (ITT) process. A contract award is expected around the end of April 2021.

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Source: Naval News