The Navy is slated to issue a request for proposals for its Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle in 2019, according to a recent notice.
A Dec. 18 Federal Business Opportunities notice states the Navy will hold an industry day for the vehicle in February and will release the RFP during "late second quarter fiscal year 2019."
"The Government anticipates releasing the draft MUSV Performance Specification for Industry review and comment in January 2019," the notice reads.
"The purpose of this Industry Day is for the Government to brief interested Contractors in order to improve Industry's understanding of the MUSV prototyping requirement and anticipated contracting approach," it continues.
In a prior request for information, the Navy said the MUSV is a ship that is 12 meters to 50 meters long and should incorporate "extended vessel range and cruising speed, and high reliability."