Friday, December 17, 2021

Contract: Northrop, $41.2M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Linthicum, Md., has been awarded a $41,178,619 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Manta Ray Phase 2 program. This contract provides developing, fabricating, and testing a full-scale demonstration system of a long-endurance unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Work will be performed in Linthicum (75%); Woods Hole, Mass. (15%); Grandview, Mo. (4%); Baltimore, Md. (3%); North Kingstown, R.I. (2%); and Gulfport, Miss. (1%), with an expected completion date of December 2023. Fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2022 research, development, test, and engineering funds in the amount of $760,166 and $10,000,000, respectively, are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a competitive acquisition under broad agency announcement HR001119S0040 Phase 2. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HR001122C0021). (Source: DoD, 12/17/21)