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Hydroid Awarded Contract for MK18 Shallow Water Mine Countermeasure System

The U.S. federal government has recently awarded the following notable contract related to the fields of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) or explosives countermeasures, equipment or services:

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division has awarded a $7,408,735 contract modification to Hydroid Inc.

The action is part of a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00174-14-D-0001) to exercise option three for engineering support and training services for the MK18 Mod 1 and Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) systems.

The MK18 Mod 1 and Mod 2 support very shallow water missions, very shallow water mine countermeasures and underwater object localization tools.  The contract supports maintenance, repairs, alterations, and upgrades of the MK18 UUV family of systems, other Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit-variant UUVs and components used in support of the Navy.

The contract includes preparation and upkeep of software and documentation used with these UUV systems.

The work will be performed in Pocasset, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by November 2017.

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