Navy awards tech company contract for Project Overmatch software

By Abby Shepherd / June 18, 2024 at 12:11 PM

Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific has awarded a follow-on contract to software company EpiSci to advance the Navy’s Project Overmatch initiative.

The contract is estimated at approximately $2.7 million with a “period of performance” from April 25, 2024, to May 1, 2025, according to a Navy spokesperson.

The contract award will specifically go toward Project Overmatch’s Mission Autonomy Proving Grounds. Project Overmatch is the Navy’s role in the Pentagon-wide Joint All-Domain Command and Control initiative, which seeks to unite sensors from across the military into one network that uses artificial intelligence.

The award will allow EpiSci to continue to develop autonomous applications, and the company’s software will “enable heterogenous, multi-domain swarms to work together and carry out missions for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs),” a company news release states.

“Our teams have integrated and operated TacticalAI-enabled autonomy products on 12 uncrewed airborne and maritime platform types in only six months,” EpiSci CEO Bo Ryu said in a statement. “We are proud to be partnering with NIWC PAC and look forward to meeting their needs with trusted, scalable autonomy capabilities. This effort will broaden the application of our software into maritime environments and ensure they have access to our critical technology solutions.”