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NEWS: DARPA Awards APS a $13.5M Contract Modification for Deep Sea ASW System

The DARPA Deep Sea Operations (DSOP) program aims to introduce surveillance that operates at extreme ocean depths to detect submarines. The Deep Sea Operations program will develop systems of configurable technology to achieve Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) surveillance needs over large, operationally relevant areas. The system(s) will operate with sensors or sources near the ocean bottom; exploit the advantages of distributed nodes; configure to a range of operations, environments and time scales; and adapt to the mobility of surface assets or evolving threats. Additionally, the program will provide the ability to achieve long-range detection and classification, the means to communicate underwater over long distances, and the ability to manage energy to endure in the extreme operating conditions of the deep ocean.

Source: www.darpa.mil

Applied Physical Sciences Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $13,523,207 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N66001-11-C-4115) for the development of an anti-submarine warfare surveillance capability that operates at extreme ocean depths to detect submarines.  The exercising of this 13-month option brings the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $16,368,270.  Work will be performed in Arlington, Va., and is expected to be completed Dec. 8, 2012.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The contract was competitively procured through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Broad Agency Announcement, number 11-24, published via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 16 offers received.  The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Source:      http://www.defense.gov/utility/printitem.aspx?print=http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4659

The APS Team includes Bluefin Robotics Corporation, Scientific Systems Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and General Dynamics (AIS).


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