(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Gibbs & Cox Inc. congratulates L3Harris Technologies for being awarded the U.S. Navy's MUSV design and construction contract. As part of the L3Harris MUSV team, Gibbs & Cox will serve as the ship design agent and engineering plant automation lead on the program.
The contract awarded by the U.S. Navy, includes the design and construction of the prototype lead vehicle with options to provide up to eight additional MUSVs. According to the contract announcement, if all options are exercised, the cumulative value of this contract for the L3Harris MUSV team will be $281 million.
In 2018, Gibbs & Cox founded its unmanned and autonomous programs group in response to the growing need to develop autonomous surface vehicles and their enabling technologies.
"The experience in the autonomous maritime space offered by the combined capabilities of L3Harris and Gibbs & Cox gives the U.S. Navy a capable, low-risk solution for MUSV. We are very glad to be a part of this strong team," said Chris Deegan, Gibbs & Cox president and chief executive.