Peraton has won a spot on the Unmanned Maritime Systems Support II (UMSS II) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.

The IDIQ is valued at $250m over an eight-year period.

It covers work across both unmanned surface and subsurface systems involved in waterborne and underwater mine countermeasures (MCM) missions on behalf of Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Under the contract, Peraton will provide hardware and software development services for the US Navy’s unmanned maritime systems (UMS).

The company will also provide in-service operational support services for the UMS systems.

Peraton will compete for task orders to provide the required support. Potential services include fielding, maintenance, training, and configuration, as well as programme management for the US Navy’s UMSs.

Peraton Defense Solutions sector president Jeff Bohling said: “We are honoured to continue our decades-long partnership supporting the navy’s mine countermeasure (MCM) mission.

“We are committed to delivering next-generation capabilities to the warfighter.”

Since 2001, Peraton has been supporting the US Navy’s unmanned activities.

Within the first UMSS IDIQ, Peraton has received 20 task orders.

The company provided technical and operational support to Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific for unmanned underwater vehicles, marine mammal systems, as well as CONUS and OCONUS fleet units under these task orders.

Peraton UUV programme manager Matt Clements said: “Our experience fielding unmanned technology and our familiarity with the evolving needs of the fleet operator enables Peraton to provide sailors operating around the world with the critical tools they need for successful mission outcomes.

“We are excited to build upon our trusted relationship with the navy and continue supporting the nation’s national security mission at sea.”

In October last year, Peraton received a follow-on technical engineering services contract worth up to $102m from the US Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP).