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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


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


The NMCM USV capability will be delivered in the form of a modular system that can remotely deploy and recover Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Expendable Mine Disposal Systems with direct data-link communications for real time data analysis and control. This system will be deployable over the horizon from a support ship or shore facility. The NMCM USV will be fully capable of operating in a Sea Mine Threat Area, with expected air/water temperatures and salinity ranging from polar (ice free) through temperate to equatorial latitudes and depths from 10 to 200 meters.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2022 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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