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Raytheon is awarded a contract with Office of Naval Research

According to a press release published by Department of Defense on February 28, 2021, Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $32,853,210 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Autonomous Swarm/Strike – Loitering Munitions.


According to a press release published by Department of Defense on February 28, 2021, Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $32,853,210 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Autonomous Swarm/Strike – Loitering Munitions.
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This contract provides for work on the Coyote Block 3 (CB3) Autonomous Strike—a rapid capability effort to achieve operational launch capability from unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and an unmanned underwater vessel (UUV).

The intended concept of operations (CONOP) and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) are to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and precision strike capability from maritime platforms. Additionally, the High Volume Long Range Precision Strike (HVLRPS) from USVs and Fires (HVLRPF) from UUVs demonstrations will leverage prior efforts including the Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) and progress on the Mobile Precision Attack Vehicle (MoPAV).

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona with an expected completion date of Feb. 26, 2024. The total cumulative value of this contract, including a one-year base period and twelve option periods, is $32,853,210. Fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $9,500,000 are obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under N00014-20-S-B001, “Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science & Technology.”

Since proposals are received throughout the year under the Long Range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-21-C-1009).