Leidos to Operate & Maintain US Navy Medium Unmanned Vessels

Leidos has won a $95 million contract from the US Navy to manage, operate and maintain the Overlord and medium unmanned surface vessels (USVs) By Joseph Macey / 22 Aug 2023
Leidos to operate and maintain US Navy's USVs
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The US Navy has contracted Leidos to manage, operate and maintain the Overlord and medium unmanned surface vessels (USV). 

Leidos has delivered four operational medium-sized USVs currently in the Navy’s fleet, Ranger, Mariner, Sea Hunter and Seahawk, and this contract will expand its experience managing USV operations and maintenance.

The single-award task order from the Naval Sea Systems Command, with a maximum value of approximately $95 million, has a one-year base period of performance and two one-year options. 

“Leidos is leading a new era of naval operations,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group President. “The Leidos team has unmatched experience and expertise in autonomous vessel design and operations, delivering four operational medium-sized USV platforms to the Navy so far. We look forward to helping the Navy accelerate this important work and providing new capabilities at the tip of the spear.”

“This task order starts an important phase in the Navy’s evolution of USVs and integrating them into distributed maritime operations,” added Dave Lewis, Leidos Defense Group Senior Vice President and Maritime Systems Operations Manager. “The power of this technology lies in its ability to operate independently and extend the horizon of crewed ships. We look forward to supporting the Navy as they continue this important journey into the future.”

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