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Contractor: Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems
Northrop Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems, Annapolis, Md.,is being awarded a $5,398,125 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development to support the Underwater Express program to demonstrate stable and controllable high-speed underwater transport through supercavitation. This effort will help determine the feasibility of supercavitation technology to enable a new class of high-speed underwater craft for future littoral missions that could involve the transport of high-value cargo and/or small units of personnel. This thirteen-month contract includes two, fifteen-month options; the first option has a potential value of $17,050,929 and the second option has a potential value of $23,397,921. The cumulative, potential value of this contract including both options is $45,846,975. Work will be performed in Annapolis, Md. (50%); State College, Pa. (42 percent); Sunnyvale, Calif.(4 percent); College Park, Md.(1 percent); Minneapolis, Minn. (1 percent); Cambridge, Mass. (1 percent); and Newport, R.I. (1 percent), and the expected completion date is September 2007. Contract funds in the amount of $2,479,413 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract is being awarded under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Broad Area Announcement (BAA) (No. 06-13), which solicited proposals via the Federal Business Opportunities website, for advanced research and development under the provisions of FAR 6.102(d)(2) and FAR 35. In accordance with the criteria of the BAA, the Northrup Grumman Corporation, Electronic Systems, proposal was evaluated by DARPA through the process of peer and scientific review. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity (N66001-07-C-2003).
Total Contract Value: $5,398,125