701579481 - Uncrewed Surface and Subsurface Vessel (USSV)

A Pre-Procuement Notice
by MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Source
Contracts Finder
Type
Future Contract ()
Duration
not specified
Value
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Sector
DEFENCE
Published
10 Sep 2021
Delivery
01 Jan 2001 to 01 Jan 2001
Deadline
10 Oct 2021 00:59

Concepts

Location

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers

1 buyer

Description

The Royal Marine Commando Force requires the development of a multi-payload, low-signature, long-endurance uncrewed surface and subsurface vessel (USSV). This will be able to deliver covert capability both on the surface and sub-surface. It is to have a low visual signature when on the surface and be completely autonomous whilst integrating within the Naval Strike Network. The vessel will be highly flexible, capable of conducting multiple mission types including the deployment of sensors and effectors and strike capabilities from both surface and sub-surface. Interrogation of the operating area by this vessel will support Royal Marine Commando Forces in future operations. It will be capable of supporting long endurance missions with a loiter capability and be self-deployable at high speed, extended range and exhibit high manoeuvrability. The platform will be easy to support, maintain and upgrade whilst having complete interoperability to be launched and recovered from the sea and current/future shipping. It is also to be capable of being transported in a 40ft ISO container. The platform design needs to have demonstrated a degree of maturity through use of de-risked and demonstrated technology.

CPV Codes

  • 35000000 - Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

Indicators

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.

Other Information

Please respond with an expression of interest to george.hollingdale100@mod.gov.uk - all expressions of interest will be offered a meeting to discuss their product. See Defence Sourcing Portal for RFI document at https://contracts.mod.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=52237

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