Navy awards UISS low-rate initial production contract to Textron

By Justin Katz / February 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM
The Navy today awarded a $21 million low-rate initial production contract modification to Textron Systems for three unmanned surface vehicles focused on mine countermeasures, two days after the service announced the program achieved its acquisition milestone C. "The [Unmanned Influence Sweep System] will allow the Littoral Combat Ship to perform its mine countermeasure sweep mission and will target acoustic, magnetic, and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types," a Defense Department statement reads. The UISS consists of a Textron-developed USV, what the company...

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