DAG 2015 – Naval Systems Services

Naval Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle

New Systems


To develop a remote controlled/autonomous Naval Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle (NMCM USV) capability to reduce the risk to ships, submarines and personnel from the threat of sea mines. The NMCM USV will search for, detect, classify, identify, and dispose of modern sea mines and Underwater Improvised Explosive Devices (UIEDs) from a stand-off surface platform.


The NMCM USV capability will be delivered in the form of a modular system that can be operated from any suitable seagoing platform or from a shore facility. The NMCM USV will be a combat system intended for operation in a sea mine threat area and will be fully capable of operating in littoral waters, with expected air/water temperatures and salinity ranging from polar (ice free) through temperate to equatorial latitudes to depths from 10 to 200 meters

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Options Analysis
  • 2018
    • Definition Approval
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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