Peraton has won a $982.1m indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract (IDIQ-MAC) supporting the US Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems.

The ten-year IDIQ contract has been awarded by Naval Sea Systems Command.

The MAC allows companies to compete in up to six awarded functional areas for individual delivery orders.

Peraton is eligible to compete in the categories of payloads, non-payload sensors, mission support systems, autonomy and vehicle control systems, ashore and host platform elements, and logistics and sustainment.

The IDIQ includes a five-year base period with one five-year ordering period option.

The current and future requirements of the navy will be met by the task orders issued under the IDIQ-MAC, thereby helping in the maintenance and modernisation of the systems.

Contractors can bid for task orders to support the present unmanned surface vehicle (USV) systems and subsystems in addition to future USV systems and subsystems for Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC), Program Management NAVSEA 406 (PMS 406).

Defence and Homeland Security sector president John Coleman said: “Peraton has been a major supporter of the US Navy’s unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) family of systems for nearly two decades. As the navy expands its USV family of systems work, we are proud to be a part of this critical element of the navy’s warfighting strategy for the future.

“Based on our long track record, extensive experience, and unmatched relationships, we are confident that we will be competitive for many future task orders under this IDIQ.”

Last month, Peraton was awarded four recompete US Navy unmanned maritime systems support (UMSS) task orders worth a total of $27.45m.

Under this contract, the task orders awarded included UUV operations, UUV support representatives, UUV enhanced software support, and COIN software development.