August 2, 2018 — Southwest Research Institute is one of 23 organizations awarded a contract valued up to nearly $800 million over the next five years to support unmanned undersea vehicle research and development for the U.S. Navy.
“SwRI has a long history of providing innovative services in ocean engineering and subsea research,” said Joe Crouch, program director of Marine and Offshore Systems in SwRI’s Mechanical Engineering Division. “Our expertise in the construction of marine structures, such as low-cost, high-quality pressure hulls, is particularly beneficial to this Navy program.”
The contract is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity award, a contract vehicle that funds work tasks over specified periods of time — five years, in this case. The IDIQ supports the procurement of materials and services used to develop, build, fabricate and support the Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Family of Systems. As part of the contract, SwRI and the other selected organizations will bid on task orders issued by the Navy to support its undersea vehicle research and development program.
For more information, visit Subsea Engineering and Offshore Technology or contact Maria Stothoff, (210) 522-3305, Communications Department, Southwest Research Institute, PO Drawer 28510, San Antonio, TX 78228-0510.