Hydroid has been awarded a contract from Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to provide Littoral Battlespace Sensing (LBS) Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) and associated technologies.

Hydroid will provide REMUS 600 AUVs equipped with technologies to collect, process and disseminate accurate and crucial meteorological and oceanographic data for superior decision-making.

REMUS AUVs are modular and may be fitted with a large number of different types of sensors to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbour security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping.

Work will be performed at the company’s headquarters, and the engineering development model (EDM) phase is expected to be complete by March 2012 with deliveries continuing to 2017.

The $8.4m contract is a cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price-competitive contract, and includes incentives and options.